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    Is the AKAI MG1212 and 1214 worth buying today?

    It physically wont turn when you try to crank shaft by hand? Its completely seized? There are plenty of places that work on motors. You could start with an electronics shop.....or even a place that repairs motors for bigger stuff could recommend some place.
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    Is the AKAI MG1212 and 1214 worth buying today?

    I believe this thing not only requires power, also some circuitry that regulates power because motor must turn at an exact speed. A feedback that tells motor to speed up or slow down.
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    Is the AKAI MG1212 and 1214 worth buying today?

    Yes. I just started recording on the one that partially works. I want to get 2 or 3 going so if I am in the middle of writing, I can do it non-stop. Thanks for the reminder. I love music first. The end goal, is to make a few good songs, rock/ metal. Not a crap load of filler, just some real...
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    Is the AKAI MG1212 and 1214 worth buying today?

    Hmm. Perhaps this is the thread I was looking for. Sweetbeats and I were trying to figure out my recording issue. Turns out that I found an issue which may solve this. As you said Sweetbeats, the oscillator could be the issue. So recently, by swapping boards from different machines, I found that...
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    Is the AKAI MG1212 and 1214 worth buying today?

    Holy Cow deslog, those pictures make me happy. So cool to see the photos. I just ordered a 14d and it is awaiting for me in Nebraska. I will be able to check it out in 2 weeks. On Eject arm, yes, I imagine re-bending would work. It is aluminum which is a real "sticky" metal. If you want to...
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    Is the AKAI MG1212 and 1214 worth buying today?

    Hi Guys, So on a previous post I said I grinded the eject arm, which sits on left side of transport. It turns out, that is not the best idea. Apparently, because this thing is under constant tension, it gets bent. Imagine 35 years of having that tough spring pulling at you. Ever notice your...
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    Is the AKAI MG1212 and 1214 worth buying today?

    Hey Friends, Just made my first real recording on my MG1212. MIxed results. The bad is that after recording the full 6 first tracks, I moved to track 7 and it completely erased track 1! Drums gone, total loss. Recording on track 8 erased track 2 and so forth. So essentially I have an MG6. I...
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    no. Send another. I will go back and check my texts

    no. Send another. I will go back and check my texts
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    yes. just text me, as i rarely log in. 360 513 7222

    yes. just text me, as i rarely log in. 360 513 7222
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    Is the AKAI MG1212 and 1214 worth buying today?

    12 refers to mixer 12 refers to audio tracks 14 refers to total available trcks (sync and control tracks are 13 and 14) Both machines are configured the same from what I umderstand. Just a non precise evolution of sensible naming at play here.
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    Is the AKAI MG1212 and 1214 worth buying today?

    I am on year #3 of working on my machines. Have a new one coming. The rackmount mg14d. i have been taking notes everytime i work on them, and currently, i have noticed some weird phenomena with the rewinding and fast forward. The tray that holds the tape needs to be super flat when in down...
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    Singing review

    Yeah. The other g Hi Nifer, like rich said. Serious pitch issues. I have a daughter 13 years old who sings all day.......out of pitch. Her little sister who is 7 years old nails notes with precision. Really a natural since a very early age. My advice for you is to use what you have and work...
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