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Post by Derrick » Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:57 am

I herd that... about 457 being eazyer on the machine, but I wonder why? They have the same total mass on the reel... Hmmm.
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Post by Slider » Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:37 am

Rewind was a little sluugish with 456, but I always used it anyway.

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Post by JASIII » Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:33 am

if the tape stock is thinner, wouldn' t there be LESS mass on the 457 reel? Same number of feet of tape + thinner backing = less mass= easier on reel motors?
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Post by Evergreen » Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:39 am

On a 7'' reel 456 has 1200' and 457 has 1800'.

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Post by JASIII » Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:41 am

oh, never mind then
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Post by OneZero » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:19 am

Mark wrote:All my 388 VU meter lights work too :D
All mine work too!!!!
but #7 is starting to flicker :(
I have some really horrible gear!!!

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Post by jajjguy » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:47 pm

i remember reading that Primus' Brown Album, one of my favorites, was recorded at least partly on an all-in-one Tascam like the 388. it's a great sounding thick and blatty album. anyone know for sure what it was recorded on?

edit: yes! i was right: http://www.ram.org/music/primus/article ... t1997.html

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Post by Slider » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:31 pm

jajjguy wrote:i remember reading that Primus' Brown Album, one of my favorites, was recorded at least partly on an all-in-one Tascam like the 388. it's a great sounding thick and blatty album. anyone know for sure what it was recorded on?

edit: yes! i was right: http://www.ram.org/music/primus/article ... t1997.html
Yeah,
It was done on a 3m 16 trk with tons of micro limiters.
Les has an API console now.
I recorded "Suck On This" to a 388, and "Frizzle Fry" on an SSL/Studer way WAY back in the day. I asked Les if he still had any micro limiters and he said 'I have real compressors now" so he's obviously lost touch with his roots. :P

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Post by bobbydj » Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:54 pm

Slider wrote:http://home.comcast.net/%7Evelvetsound/ ... BEAST2.wav

this is an old school 388 recording from around 1992.
A 57 a 421 and some love...and a micro limiter.
Yep - great. Esp the drums.
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Post by E.Bennett » Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:41 am

this is not my ad but it might be a good deal if the heads, transport, etc. are in good shape...

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/msg/123387372.html

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Post by wiggins » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:05 am

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Dismal, I know. I record a different band pretty much every weekend with this setup.

You can hear some of them here: alklfjfnglawuehfl;kmv

I'm most proud of the Blame Game song that's up for download, but I've done better since then.

I love this machine!

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Post by konabuzz » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:47 pm

Kelly Stoltz ......


His entire discography was tracked to his 388 -- some of the most incredibly cool mixed stuff I've heard in a long, long while. His latest CD "Crockodials" is a faithful (mostly, but when not.....fabulous) re-telling of Echo and the Bunnymen's Crocodiles 1980. His other stuff is psychedelic to be sure, but with melodies to die for. Anyway, no....I'm not his agent. Just really dig what a fellow basement studio nut can come up with, especially when they can actually write a song or three.


Kelly Stoltz site:

http://www.electriccity.org/intro.html
"Jigsaw Jazz and the Get Fresh Flow"


http://www.youtube.com/user/simpletech?feature=mhee

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Post by radmike » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:26 am

Our band SPACE CAPTAIN recorded our album over the summer on my 388- which I am looking to get rid of for something more portable. we lost a VU light in the process.
Check out some of the tunes www.myspace.com/spacecaptain

"Its a Spiral Abyss" is mastered but it will take a day to show up on myspace, I'll have the other mastered versions up real soon.

There are pictures and details galore of the recording process here:
http://www.spacecaptain.net/albumpage3.htm


the record was mixed by an engineer who frequents these boards. he did a swell job.


oh the Album is called "Close your Eyes...OK- Now Open them"

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Post by shedshrine » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:27 pm

Slider wrote:http://home.comcast.net/%7Evelvetsound/ ... BEAST2.wav

this is an old school 388 recording from around 1992.
A 57 a 421 and some love...and a micro limiter.
Slider-
Any chance you've got a current link to this? Is it still up somewhere?
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Post by steviejingles » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:39 pm

Sonny Tripp

We have lots of recordings on our Band Camp page.
The "Shape Up" and "Routes" EPs were recorded on the Tascam 388 (live off the floor, with vocals overdubbed afterwards)
"Distractions" and "You May Delay..." were both recorded on a Fostex Model 80 8 track 1/4" machine.
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