You just knocked my socks off!!.
I think I'll go out in the garden and eat worms, say it isn't so.:-)
Does this mean that that ignorance is bliss?
On May 27, 2009, at 9:52 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Ken:
> I assume you and Steve know that TP-007, Eiji Oue/Minnesota
> Orchestra: Exotic Dances from the Opera, is a digital recording
> originally. It's available as a 24/96 download at Chesky's
> HDTracks, and was originally issued as a HDCD Compact Disc. I think
> Johnson's original recording was 192/24 PCM, but this might date
> from before he used the super-high sampling rate.
> I think TP-003, Arnold/London Philharmonic Orchestra: Arnold
> Overtures, is also an originally-digital recording. Arnold is also
> available as a 96/24 download from HDTracks.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Fritz"
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> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] One Inch, two track master tapes- 15 or 30 IPS
> Hi Steve, "Ironbut,"
> I'm working my way down on the replies to the 1 inch 2 track ATR
> posting I sent a day or two ago.
> I met Mike , Bette and Bill two years ago when I signed up for a
> class on ATR 101. It was a 5 hour trip from Richmond ,Va. so I drove
> up the night before. Everything went wrong. My F350 had a low tire
> when I left the hotel to drive to ATR Services. I went the wrong way
> on the interstate and drove to ATR on an almost flat tire. I was over
> dressed and ,due to the excitement, my Mitchum broke down. ---:-)
> I picked up my ATR 102 about a year ago and soon after one came up
> on ebay. Legacy Studios in Manhattan. Pick up only , no shipping. I
> was the only bidder at $2400. An ATR 104 with multiple head blocks,
> power supplies and audio cards. It was purchased from Mike Spitz a
> few years earlier and never used as the Legacy tech knew Studer
> machines and not ATR's .
> The last ATR machine came available a month ago. An ATR 1-2 with
> Aria electronics and an extra 1/4 inch head block with 20 hours of
> use. The devil made me buy it--
> The Precision Motor Works machine that mates the MR 70 electronics
> to an ATR is a beauty, I hope to hear one some day.
> I spoke with Momma Doc today about the possibility of asking
> Paul Stubblebine if he'd be willing to supply a transfer of a tape
> project issue on 1 inch tape. I hope to hear from him soon .
> If I had a choice of a 1 inch transfer it would be TP 05, 07 or
> any of the full scale classical titles they offer. Personally, I
> don't see the value of spending $$ on a transfer with a limited
> number of instruments. Spend the $$ and listen to a musical works
> that tax a playback system with dynamics that can only be replicated
> with a full symphony orchestra, my thoughts- I may be wrong.
> Steve, thanks for the reply from a TTP member, you put your money
> where your mouth is.
> Ken Fritz
> On May 27, 2009, at 7:55 PM, carlstephen koto wrote:
>> Hey Ken,
>> I recall that you live near and have visited Mike Spitz at ATR
>> Services (I remember you took his alignment class a few years
>> back). I would assume that you either purchased your 1" ATR from
>> him or have had him service it. As a couple of folks have said,
>> it could very well be the ultimate solid state mastering machine.
>> I know that some studios such as Fantasy did do 1/2" 2 tracks (I
>> have a Dexter Gordon from them) but I don't know of any golden
>> age studios that used them. Aside from Mike, MTR Precision Motor
>> Works also used to set up 1" 2 track mastering machines. You may
>> want to contact them both and contact the studios that purchased
>> these machines and perhaps you can strike a deal to at least hear
>> these masters.
>> Regarding the Tape Project, I'm sure you know that Paul
>> (Stubblebine) has two 1" 2 track machines that are used in the
>> production of our tapes. One is an ATR with Tim de Paravicini's
>> custom electronics while the other is an MM1200 with MR70
>> electronics ( I believe that Mike Spitz set this machine up when
>> he was still located in San Mateo). I'm sure you could commission
>> a couple of custom tapes to be produced for you . I would hurry
>> though. They have purchased the rights to produce a limited
>> number of releases and I would certainly try and get a 1" copy of
>> "Waltz for Debby" and "Saxophone Colossus" if I were you (they'd
>> be as close to exact duplicates of the master as you'd ever get).
>> Steve Koto
>> On May 26, 2009, at 7:58 PM, Ken Fritz wrote:
>>> Hi Lou,
>>> I'm a subscriber to TTP and appreciate the quality that tape
>>> I'm hoping to find a few listers that have studio tapes from
>>> groups that never made the big time but cut great sounding
>>> tapes. I've managed to purchase tapes from now defunct studios
>>> in Memphis and LA but all are 1/4 or 1/2 inch two track at i5 or
>>> 30 ips. I'm hoping to find a few 1 inch two track tapes if
>>> they're out there.
>>> thanks for the reply, Ken Fritz
>>> On May 26, 2009, at 9:04 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
>>>> No Beatles on on inch 2 track as far as I know.
>>>> But you can probably pay these guys to make you some tapes to
>>>> play on your new toy:
>>>> Worth asking anyway!
>>>> Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
>>>> On May 26, 2009, at 5:43 PM, Ken Fritz wrote:
>>>>> Hi Listers,
>>>>> I'm probably one of the few on the list that is an "
>>>>> Audiophile." That translates to "Music is fun and not a
>>>>> business." "Thank God" might be the next phrase but since my
>>>>> business supplies tooling to those that manufacture solid
>>>>> surface and cast marble to the construction industry I think
>>>>> we're both in the same boat. To the point!
>>>>> Analog tape is where the great recordings started and I'm
>>>>> keeping it going by filling my home with around 20 or so
>>>>> analog RTR machines. I belong to an audio group in Richmond
>>>>> Va. and they all marvel at the sound of tape. I just bought a
>>>>> one inch two track ATR and have nothing to play on it. I feel
>>>>> like I just bought a tuxedo and only have a pair of brown
>>>>> shoes--- no place to go!
>>>>> If anyone out there has a one inch two track tape that
>>>>> would show off what my machine can do and would CONSIDER
>>>>> sending it to me I'd appreciate it. The Genre isn't as
>>>>> important as the musical content. If a lister has a safety
>>>>> copy of the Beatles, any recording, I can send an armed
>>>>> carrier along with my first born for insurance-:), Any and
>>>>> all costs and insurance would be covered, of course.
>>>>> any reply will be appreciated, Ken Fritz