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by specialreport
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: The real underground is offline...
Replies: 111
Views: 20340

re: offline ...

see www.osr-tapes.com . newly offline only record label : )
by specialreport
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: Tascam 388 or 8-trk (1/2", 1") + 8/16 ch mixe
Replies: 0
Views: 352

WTB: Tascam 388 or 8-trk (1/2", 1") + 8/16 ch mixe

I'm looking for an affordable 388 or another entry-level 8-track reel-to-reel with an eight or sixteen channel mixer. I am experienced recording with outboard gear on cassette multitrackers and looking to upgrade. not interested in sync capabilities with a computer, MIDI etc... ideally I am looking ...
by specialreport
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: buying a Tascam 388 -- help! (pictures)
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

& I definitely want an 8 track, not a 4 track !
by specialreport
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: buying a Tascam 388 -- help! (pictures)
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

donny -- I'm really looking for a portastudio. can't afford a mixer + a minty half inch machine + the cost of half inch tape.
by specialreport
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: buying a Tascam 388 -- help! (pictures)
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

I wish. $500-900 is common
by specialreport
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: buying a Tascam 388 -- help! (pictures)
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

buying a Tascam 388 -- help! (pictures)

anything I should watch out for in picking up a used 388 with ostensibly no issues for $800? any components easy to check on that commonly fail and prove expensive or difficult to repair? I have done my research, just trying to get input from knowledgeable people before I make a huge investment into...
by specialreport
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Problem: quiet track disease on a cassette multitracker
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

in any case, although as I have said the hiss on the "quiet track" does typically sound degraded and different in the EQ, the loss of level applies to all frequencies equally, not just the bass.
by specialreport
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Problem: quiet track disease on a cassette multitracker
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

interesting, but no, it does not matter whether the recording is bass heavy or treble heavy with this issue. I am talking about significantly more dropoff in level on one problem track of the recorder. it doesn't matter what the sound being recorded is -- the issue is pretty clear to understand, I'm...
by specialreport
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Problem: quiet track disease on a cassette multitracker
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

have opened it up. nothing wrong with the connection. surprised nobody around here has had this experience on a portastudio-style machine. I think I mentioned this already but I recently got a friend a tascam portastudio NEW in the box and track 1 was not recording properly on any tape -- quiet trac...
by specialreport
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Problem: quiet track disease on a cassette multitracker
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

i'm not talking mics here.... i'm talking identical line level input (a monosynth on "hold") recording on track 1 via the same input, track 2 via the same input, track 3 via the same input, track 4 via the same input, and so on, and the problem track always remains the same... this has happened on m...
by specialreport
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Problem: quiet track disease on a cassette multitracker
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Problem: quiet track disease on a cassette multitracker

I'm now dealing with the 4th cassette multitracker close to me afflicted with the deadly quiet track disease... what gives? I'm demagnetizing, cleaning the heads thoroughly, but it doesn't make any difference... anyone successfully cure a tape machine of "quiet track?" I mean: you record signal at +...
by specialreport
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: stereo parametric equalizer, Tascam 388 or comparable
Replies: 2
Views: 536

duh

duh, thanks! I live in southern Vermont and can drive to pick up.
by specialreport
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: stereo parametric equalizer, Tascam 388 or comparable
Replies: 2
Views: 536

WTB: stereo parametric equalizer, Tascam 388 or comparable

I'm a long term perennially broke home recorder looking to upgrade from cassette 8 track to reel to reel. if you have a 388 or comparable desktop 8 track please contact me. also in the running for a cheap and decent stereo parametric equalizer (<$200). I'd rather give you guys my money than some eba...