Speaking of odd formats, has anyone seen an 8 track 1/4" playback head?
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Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Tascam portable multitrack cassette recorders
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]