I need to transfer 1/2" 8-track tape to DAW; anyone kno

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I need to transfer 1/2" 8-track tape to DAW; anyone kno

Post by tjcasey1 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:48 am

...someone who does this? I'm having a hard time with Google - type in "8-track" anything and suddenly you're back in the early seventies. I looked through the TapeOp ads but couldn't find anything.

I want to transfer an album's multitracks to 24-bit WAVs so I can remix it.

I'm in Boston, so if I could drop off the tapes that'd be better than mailing them.

Thanks!

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Post by ott0bot » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:17 am

I don't know anyone is Boston, but I know a couple in Arizona.

...paging morespaceecho...

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Post by tjcasey1 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:52 pm

ott0bot wrote:I don't know anyone is Boston, but I know a couple in Arizona.

...paging morespaceecho...
Arizona is dry... that'd be good for the tapes... morespaceecho? You're our only hope!

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Post by coniferouspine » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:27 pm

If MoreSpaceEcho can do it for you, I would recommend him or anyone he recommends to you, in a heartbeat.

Another good possibility that I might suggest, is George Blood Audio in Philadelphia. He has done some archival transfers for me (not of 8-track but other formats). He is kind of a little on the expensive side, but he's very thorough and clean and delivers exactly what you want, with no hassles or worry. This guy does nothing but transfers, all day long, that's his thing.

http://www.georgeblood.com/
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Half inch 8T transfer

Post by davidollard » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:01 pm

Hi TJ

I can do them for you. As it happens, I'm busy doing a 5 reel transfer of that format right now.

Take a look at my web site:

www.thinbrownline.com

You'll have to ship your tapes to me here in California, but most of my clients have to do that.

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?" 8-track

Post by Osumosan » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:10 am

I have a Tascam 48 ready to go in Brooklyn.

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Post by tjcasey1 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:38 am

All set. Thanks for the replies!

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:49 am

ah good! my 8 track is currently collecting dust at ted leo's place, and apparently barely turns on any more. :cry:

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