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Re: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios

Post by Mark » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:29 am

For anyone who's interested, and Bookfaces, there's an FB group called Portastudio and Other 4-Track Cassette Recorders (though they do cover 6 and even 8 tracks as well).
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Re: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios

Post by Mark » Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:53 pm

Yamaha MT44D
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Re: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:06 am

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Yamaha MT44D

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The MD44 (the grey one not the black D version) was my first recorder. Came with a terrible mixer, patch bay, cassette storage box and terrible powered speakers all in one convenient, giant package. I clocked so many hours on that thing as a teenager.

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Re: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios

Post by Mark » Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:28 am

What's the difference between these sleek black ones and the original grey version?
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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:04 am

In terms of features, looking at the front panel there I'd say just the digital counter. The grey version has the old style roller counter. My counter never worked very well.

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Re: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios

Post by Scodiddly » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:08 pm

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
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The MD44 (the grey one not the black D version) was my first recorder. Came with a terrible mixer, patch bay, cassette storage box and terrible powered speakers all in one convenient, giant package. I clocked so many hours on that thing as a teenager.
Was that built into a sort of console made of IKEA-grade laminated MDF? A friend had a rig like that, actually gigged with it playing his backup tracks. When the MDF started breaking apart we managed to attach it all the components together (with Velcro) into a big cube.

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Re: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:29 pm

Scodiddly wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:08 pm
A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:06 am
The MD44 (the grey one not the black D version) was my first recorder. Came with a terrible mixer, patch bay, cassette storage box and terrible powered speakers all in one convenient, giant package. I clocked so many hours on that thing as a teenager.
Was that built into a sort of console made of IKEA-grade laminated MDF? A friend had a rig like that, actually gigged with it playing his backup tracks. When the MDF started breaking apart we managed to attach it all the components together (with Velcro) into a big cube.
That's the one. In fairness the mixer did have a good/terrible reverb built in. Seemed like a bucket brigade delay with the repeats turned up.

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Re: Complete list of Cassette Multi-Track Recorders and Portastudios

Post by Scodiddly » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:54 pm

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:29 pm
In fairness the mixer did have a good/terrible reverb built in. Seemed like a bucket brigade delay with the repeats turned up.
Back in the day we were not as easily amused by crappy analog reverbs, because it was that or a spring. :?

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