Tape Poll

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How many of you use analouge tape?

Yes
96
72%
No
17
13%
Not any more
9
7%
In the near future
11
8%
 
Total votes: 133

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Tape Poll

Post by CDB Studios » Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:41 pm

Just wondering.

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Post by J.B.Horns » Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:46 pm

I fly out tomorrow to pick up my Otari MTR90 mkII and Soundcraft 1624. I have already bought one reel of GP4 and one reel of 499. I'm stoked to get it up and running.

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Post by JGriffin » Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:07 pm

Once in a blue moon. I'm mainly Protools these days, but occasionally I'll do a project that uses 2" 24-track (not at my place, though) or 1/2" 8-track.
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Post by aurelialuz » Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:39 pm

1/2" 8 track here, plus two 1/4" 2 tracks and one new/old 1/4" mono. we don't even have a way to do digital here at all and have to borrow a masterlink or something whenever a real project comes through.
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Re: Tape Poll

Post by dictaphone » Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:57 pm

I use a 1/2" 8 track as of a couple of months ago. I've got 4 reels of one pass 456 tape lying around to get me through the cold spell.

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Post by joelpatterson » Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:12 pm

Maxell ADAT tapes, but I guess those don't count. Ask me about IDE drives!
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Re: Tape Poll

Post by Zeppelin4Life » Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:35 pm

mixdown bounces to 1/4" to add the magic
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Post by @?,*???&? » Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:38 pm

I tracked the current project on GP9 2". Overdubs have been done in Pro Tools and I was planning on transferring the mixes to 1/2" analog, but that seems to be put on hold. The sad part here is that I may go a different mastering route with this knowing that the fabulous 1/2" machine at the Mastering Lab won't be part of the sound on this...

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Post by Mark Alan Miller » Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:25 pm

I still do a decent amount of analog at my place. Clients still request it a lot.
Jeff Robinson wrote:I tracked the current project on GP9 2". Overdubs have been done in Pro Tools and I was planning on transferring the mixes to 1/2" analog, but that seems to be put on hold. The sad part here is that I may go a different mastering route with this knowing that the fabulous 1/2" machine at the Mastering Lab won't be part of the sound on this...
Have them bounce through it in real time as part of the signal chain! I've done that with Jeff at Peerless on some stuff and it works quite well...
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Post by thereminman » Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:53 pm

1/2" quantegy 456 on a tascam 80-8-----how do I get to vote in the 'poll'?
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Re: Tape Poll

Post by thereminman » Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:55 pm

woops, ok, i saw it-----this poll is the percentage of people who use tape who viewed this thread and voted though , right?

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Post by cgarges » Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:57 pm

Jeff Robinson wrote:The sad part here is that I may go a different mastering route with this knowing that the fabulous 1/2" machine at the Mastering Lab won't be part of the sound on this...
Do you typically use Doug or Gavin?

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Re: Tape Poll

Post by analogcabin » Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:31 pm

Bought A Radar.......No Looking Back. But Much Respect to Tape and all it represents.

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Re: Tape Poll

Post by bobbydj » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:02 am

1/4" 8 track, 4 track cassette, 8 track cassette and bog-standard stereo cassette (tracking live to that). Also 1/2" 8 track (pete's T-30 -?-). Mostly 4 track and stereo cassette though. For the fun, convenience, perversity and hell of it. Computers still scare me, and I don't give a shit what anyone says, they DO add several extra layers of difficulty and complexity. The mechanical realm is more fuck. Reasonable, maybe. More "there." Ah bollocks I dunno. I suppose I just missed the boat. The respective gradients of the learning curves are probably pretty much the same for PC based stuff and for tape based crap. Whatever.
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Re: Tape Poll

Post by Mark » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:13 am

1/4" 8 track (on a Tascam 388) and cassette (a Yamaha home hi-fi seperate).

I'm making contingency plans to move up to 1/2" (8 or 16 track) should ATR or a revived Quantegy fail to come out with anything like 457.
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