Honestly, l would say no. We were looking at one before we left LA the first time in 2020, it was dirt cheap but l decided to pass. We're still using a Tascam 388. I put a link to a cover we did of 21st Century Schizoid Man on another thread. When we got it 10-12 years ago, you could pick one up any day of the week for $200. Now they are $2500 to $5000 which is insane. But l was very happy with the recordings we made. Ours has the 15k head mod, don't ask me what that is, and there is still no high end but it's ok. It's my 2nd one and the 15k mod is night and day better than stock. All we did was replace the belt and roller, cleaned and demagnetized and she fired right up.For example... there is an AKAI MG1212 not far from me for about $200. Guy is unable to verify anything about it, as he is not a musician and just got it with a bunch of other equipment from an estate sale etc.
I was considering picking it up, and repairing anything on it within reason. it seems it had a very high quality mixer section even without the Tape portion working. Thoughts?
Also, anyone know the differences between the 1212 and 1214? I also found a 1214 with a few missing faders, but working.
Hey Sweetbeats, I have about 6 tunes I recorded on the MG1212 back in the late 80s that I need to figure out a way to convert the individual tracks to wave files so I can edit in Logic. Do you still have your machines or know anyone who has one? Thanks, DerekYou might want to try posting in the gear for sale forum instead of tagging onto an unrelated topic. Also might help if you clarify what “dmv”...that means Department of Motor Vehicles to me. Also more detail as to your MG1212’s cosmetic and operating condition as well as what you hope to sell it for...pictures are helpful too.
No I sold them as a pair a number of years ago.Hey Sweetbeats, I have about 6 tunes I recorded on the MG1212 back in the late 80s that I need to figure out a way to convert the individual tracks to wave files so I can edit in Logic. Do you still have your machines or know anyone who has one? Thanks, Derek