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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Tue May 05, 2020 1:58 pm

Just got a few pancakes if Capture 914 tape in the mail. My project for the week is getting the old 1/2" 16 track back in action.

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Post by Recycled_Brains » Wed May 06, 2020 9:00 am

joninc wrote:
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i've been in 100% mix mode since the lockdown so I've been tempted to buy some new plugins...

I did pick up a few of the Kush audio ones on their 420 sale... The Omega transformer plugins are pretty cool little colouring boxes and the Novation Compressor is so far also impressive as a tone shaping and dynamic control tool. I love his plugins and have most of them...
I'm doing the monthly subscription to see if any of these are worthwhile.

The Omega things are pretty cool, but I'm not convinced yet that they aren't redundant since I have Decapitator, Radiator, Massey Tapehead, etc...

I really like what the Pusher does, but jesus christ!, could the dude have come up with a dumber GUI for that? It's like an HR Giger painting. I get so frustrated trying to make fine adjustments. Also weird that there is no global wet/dry function, but after spending way too much time getting it just right, it sounds awesome. The AR-1 seems cool. I like it on overheads. Haven't tried the rest yet.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by markjazzbassist » Wed May 06, 2020 9:23 am

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:58 pm
Just got a few pancakes if Capture 914 tape in the mail. My project for the week is getting the old 1/2" 16 track back in action.
awesome! i'm interested to see how the capture holds up. any reason why you went with it over Recording the masters?

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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Wed May 06, 2020 10:06 am

markjazzbassist wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 9:23 am
A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:58 pm
Just got a few pancakes if Capture 914 tape in the mail. My project for the week is getting the old 1/2" 16 track back in action.
awesome! i'm interested to see how the capture holds up. any reason why you went with it over Recording the masters?
Mostly because A) the price was pretty decent and B) duplication.ca stocks it and has a physical store 5 mins from my house. It still came by post but delivery was really fast and cheap.

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Post by markjazzbassist » Wed May 06, 2020 10:44 am

makes sense dave. hope it goes well. i'm still loving the tascam 488mkII btw, really appreciate your recommendation with that.

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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Wed May 06, 2020 10:58 am

markjazzbassist wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:44 am
makes sense dave. hope it goes well. i'm still loving the tascam 488mkII btw, really appreciate your recommendation with that.
I've had my eye on a Tascam 238 for sale locally. It's the holy grail of cassette 8s (for me at least). Hard to get my head around the price tags though.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by markjazzbassist » Wed May 06, 2020 11:23 am

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:58 am
markjazzbassist wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:44 am
makes sense dave. hope it goes well. i'm still loving the tascam 488mkII btw, really appreciate your recommendation with that.
I've had my eye on a Tascam 238 for sale locally. It's the holy grail of cassette 8s (for me at least). Hard to get my head around the price tags though.
yeah i debated the 238 but it's direct drive and once it goes it's gone. the 488 is belt drive so you can always just get a new belt.

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Post by vvv » Wed May 06, 2020 12:29 pm

My 238 is belt drive - I know - I replaced 'em.
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Post by markjazzbassist » Wed May 06, 2020 1:12 pm

vvv wrote:
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My 238 is belt drive - I know - I replaced 'em.
its direct drive per the manual and service manual. FG Servo DD Capstan motor. DD for direct drive.

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Post by vvv » Wed May 06, 2020 3:16 pm

Interesting, it was few (10? 20?) years ago but I know the macheen was down until I obtained and replaced belts.

Perhaps they were fast forward and counter?

Edit: hmm, digital counter per the 'net, now I gotta go look ... :evil:

I still have the unit, somewhere in the garage with the prior Porta 2, and BR8 ...

Edit: apolajeez, I reckon I'm thinking of the Porta 2? :oops:

Anway, here is the 238 service manual:
https://elektrotanya.com/tascam_238.pdf/download.html

and user manuals:
https://238pro.com/
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by Mark » Thu May 07, 2020 5:18 am

18 balanced patch cables.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by losthighway » Mon May 11, 2020 12:14 pm

Coles 4038

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Post by Recycled_Brains » Tue May 12, 2020 10:17 am

losthighway wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 12:14 pm
Coles 4038
!!!!

congratulations. so jealous.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by losthighway » Tue May 12, 2020 11:53 am

Recycled_Brains wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:17 am
losthighway wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 12:14 pm
Coles 4038
!!!!

congratulations. so jealous.
Thanks. It took some patience. I only get a piece of gear like that once or twice a year if things are going good. I'm scared it's going to immediately make me wish I had a pair.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by Colorblind » Wed May 13, 2020 4:29 pm

losthighway wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:53 am
Recycled_Brains wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:17 am
losthighway wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 12:14 pm
Coles 4038
!!!!

congratulations. so jealous.
Thanks. It took some patience. I only get a piece of gear like that once or twice a year if things are going good. I'm scared it's going to immediately make me wish I had a pair.
Nice! The first time I used mine it was definitely one of those “why did I wait so long to buy these” moments.

Just finished building a pair of CAPI VP28 preamps. Took me two days, but that’s building the op-amps too (which I probably wouldn’t do again, if I had the extra $$).

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