Without disagreeing with anything else said below, I'd like to point
out that some other manufacturers who have produced machines that will
happily (and correctly) play back double-speed four-track cassettes are
Yamaha, Marantz, Vestax, and Fostex (although built-in support for the
various tape-types and NR varies widely). I don't mean to suggest that
this format is or ever was a good choice for original recording or
archiving when other options are available, just that the format is not
solely Tascam-proprietary. It's certainly strongly associated with
Tascam, because they seem to be and have been the most popular
> This, however, is essentially a Tascam-specific format and is not
> something I would want to archive to. Nor is it really something I
> would want to record to--although four-channel field recordings are
> much more expensive if you step up from the 414/424.
> On the other hand, if you're giving it to a kid to learn a bit about
> recording, it's probably fine.
> I think Steve S. and I are in violent agreement once again -- his
> succinct reply captured my initial response as well.
> At 09:20 AM 4/23/2004 -0400, you wrote:
> Tascam is still making portable multi-track cassette recorders--four
> models to be exact, one of them apparently a new release. Two of these
> offer 3.75 ips. Does anyone out there have any experience or knowledge
> of these machines? The link is below--you might have trouble finding
> the page on the Tascam site if you started from the homepage, as these
> are all to be found on a page labeled "personal creativity."
A. Soroka; [log in to unmask]