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by minorkeylee
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fostex E-16 Reel-to-Reel Deck
Replies: 3
Views: 943

I'll sum it up for you: It sounds better than the equivalent Tascam MSR-16. Personally, I think the dolby C noise reduction vs. the Tascam's dbx may be the key here. I don't know about the dolby S Tascam MSR-16 machine, but I hear its better sounding. That being said. I would probably still rather h...
by minorkeylee
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Minimum PC requirements for stable Presonus 24x4x2"
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Exactly. Buy an upper level ie. good quality build machine (pc/mac), or better yet, build your own, keep it clean and possibly off the internet, and you are golden for a long time. Don't skimp on the graphics card....and make sure you get a dual output card (two monitors). The Presonus units are co...
by minorkeylee
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fostex E-16 Reel-to-Reel Deck
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Yeah. I recently picked one up. What's up?
by minorkeylee
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anybody know if tape guides on Fostex E16 can be rotated?
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Nobody? Eh. Fuck it. I just need some really sticky tape to build up the guides. Clean carefully to a perfect radius and rock n roll. Anybody got some sticky, fucked up 1/2" tape to sell?

Ha.
by minorkeylee
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: 3M 996. 1/2" on 10.5 ampex reels. NOS.
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Perfect. Asked this in "gear talk" and haven't heard anything. Its a Fostex E16. Thanks for chiming in.
by minorkeylee
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anybody know if tape guides on Fostex E16 can be rotated?
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Anybody know if tape guides on Fostex E16 can be rotated?

This machine I just got has really bad wear on the tape guides. I've looked at the heads as close as humanly possible, and referenced this with the great pics on the web about tape head wear, and I really don't see that the heads are worn badly. That being said, the tape guides are worn flat. I'm ta...
by minorkeylee
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: 3M 996. 1/2" on 10.5 ampex reels. NOS.
Replies: 2
Views: 620

3M 996. 1/2" on 10.5 ampex reels. NOS.

I bought a 1/2" machine recently. Like a newb, ha. Anyways, after I REALLY inspected it, I saw the flat spots on the guides. I tested the machine with some old tape I had (and some other tape he threw in), and it MOSTLY worked. But after I saw the gnarly wear on the guides, I decided that this tape ...
by minorkeylee
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Tentelometer Model T2-H20-1 Excellent $300 obo
Replies: 0
Views: 640

Tentelometer Model T2-H20-1 Excellent $300 obo

For sale, a mint tentelometer. Shows no signs of use. With manual, case and accessories (1 oz weight, 3/32" allen wrench, 1 mil x 1" tape). I'm sure you all know how much these are new.... This model is for up to 1" tape. Here's a webpage with BIG PICS that I made (I just threw it up on my site). ht...
by minorkeylee
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: BNIB - 1/4" MRL cal. tape and RMGI 1/4" SM911 10.5
Replies: 0
Views: 379

BNIB - 1/4" MRL cal. tape and RMGI 1/4" SM911 10.5

I bought these a few weeks ago, and never got the chance to use them. Classic studio partner blow-up. Meh. The MRL tape has never been opened. It was purchased to set up a Otari MX5050 BIII-2. 15 ips, NAB, 250 nWb/m. 5.5 minute . $95 shipped. I just paid $135 with shipping from JRF magnetics. The 25...
by minorkeylee
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A few questions about Otari MX5050BIII-2
Replies: 0
Views: 429

A few questions about Otari MX5050BIII-2

I just picked up two MX5050Biii-2 1/4" two track machines. Very excited to get them going. First off, I read that pin 3 is hot on Otari decks. True? So, just rewire my XLRs to accommodate, or rewire the machine? Second: Would 456 or equivalent tape (RMGI 911) be good for this deck? Additionally, whi...
by minorkeylee
Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "pro" cassette decks
Replies: 5
Views: 1358

Second the Denon. I just bought a couple recently. They work like a champ, and have a really cool auto biasing feature. We've been hitting the cassette off the DAW lately. It's definitely fun. I've been pillaging all the thrift shops for blank tapes and commercial tapes. The selection is GREAT.
by minorkeylee
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New to R to R. A few quesitons about MSR-16.
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

New to R to R. A few quesitons about MSR-16.

Its been a while since I've been here. I was hoping to get a few tips or suggestions on using the Tascam MSR 16. It's a 1/2" machine. Direct Drive. I searched through the forums and found a few posts about it. These posts at least helped me decide to go ahead and buy it. I think I got an alright dea...
by minorkeylee
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Piecing together a strat vs. buying a good one
Replies: 28
Views: 8610

Japanese "Fender" or "Squire" branded Strats from the mid eighties thru early nineties are, in my opinion, BAD ASS. You can still find them somewhat cheap, but the secret is out and the prices are on the rise. I have a 1986 E series "Fender" MIJ. Best. Guitar. Ever. Some folks are of the opinion tha...
by minorkeylee
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best sounding live records
Replies: 99
Views: 23281

Les Claypool and the Frog Brigade doing Pink Floyd's 'Animals' in its entirety. Wow.
by minorkeylee
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Echo Layla 24/96 (two of them)
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Echo Layla 24/96 (two of them)

Two of the older gen Layla's. Work just fine. PCI card(s), breakout box(es) and cable(s). Personally, I dig them. They sound good, and have flexible monitor routing. They have served me very well. Selling because I am hanging up my studio hat. They have the usual wear and tear. Meaning: rack rash. P...