Very few girls here have cassette players! ;)
I still don't see why not do a Mix CDR. Many more CD players still out there, easier to compile,
much easier to duplicate. However, most modern girls in 1st World countries probably don't have CD
players anymore. It's all about the phones.
-- Tom Fine
PS -- regarding Eric's comment about the cassettes with the local DC bands, some entrepreneur should
get one of those CD duplicators that inks on custom labelling as it makes the CDs and do short runs
for the band. I bet it's profitable to price the same as they're paying for cassette duplicating.
PPS -- I'm still able and very willing to do mass transfer jobs with cassettes. In fact, I have a
fleet of 6 decks in excellent condition (just had the Tascam 122mkIII's refurbed after a 2-year
project was completed). I would not consider spending any of my own time making recordings on these
----- Original Message -----
From: "Francesco Martinelli" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:06 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] AW: [ARSCLIST] What Your Music Format Says About You
>I think that in order to understand why some people (me included) like formats that "sound worse"
>we cannot use a technical analysis.
> To be "easily reproduced" and "mass-duplicated" are exactly what takes emotional value out from
> files of different types.
> It is what is NOT easily accessible which tends to be cool and hip as opposed to mass-marketed
> products, and this goes for clothes, furniture, not to mention handicraft with the value of their
> Or do you think that sending a playlist by email is as romantic as giving a girl a cassette
> compiled at home track by track with its handmade cover? An HD playlist will potentially sound
> much better, but the other one carries a different emotional and temporal investment.
> Besides, many young people nowadays do not have Cd players at home. Building a vinyl or cassette
> based system is the first step away from smartphones and the like with their de-evaluation of the
> music listening experience.
> As a person interested in music that comes from less industrialized nations then USA, I could not
> do without cassette players because this has been the format of choice for decades for circulating
> music of regional or non-commercial nature and still much music is unissued in digital form (and
> when it is the transfers are very questionable, in many cases the original cassette or vinyl also
> sounds better!)
> On 11/11/2015 02:08, David Breneman wrote:
>>> Von: Eric Cartier <[log in to unmask]>
>>> The cassette resurgence is
>>> real, I think, and it's cool at local shows to dig a group's set and hand a
>>> band member $5 or $10 for a tape at the merch table afterwards. It's a good
>>> format for small groups to use to get their music into fans' hands.
>> I don't mean to sound combative, but I cannot fathom why, with the
>> availability of CD-R, anyone would want to go back to cassettes.
>> Cassettes had two advantages: They were small, and they were easy
>> to load. You can argue about whether an LP or a CD sounds "better,"
>> but I don't think anyone would argue that a cassette sounds better than
>> either. I've got a really nice cassette deck, a Teac Z-6000, but I haven't
>> *recorded* anything on it in almost ten years.
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