RCA had a few professional studio recordings 10 1/2" reels. I don't know
what they were named, but saw quite a few in radio and (maybe) Rodgers &
On 9/1/2017 7:08 PM, Paul Stamler wrote:
> Hi folks:
> I'm working on an article about studio tape recorders, and have made a
> tentative list of the major brands that were important in the analog
> era. Here's my first draft -- I have some specific model numbers,
> because it strikes me that, for example, the Otari MTR-10 and MTR-12
> are in a different category from the 5050. I've put an asterisk by
> brands or models that were mostly produced in consumer format
> (7.5/3.75 ips, quarter track) as well as pro (15 or 30 ips, half or
> full track):
> Revox A77*
> Otari 5050
> Ampex AG440 series
> Other Ampex decks (e.g., 300, 350)
> MCI (later acquired & marketed by Sony)
> Revox PR99(/B77*)
> Otari MTR series
> Ampex ATR-100
> Tascam (which developed from Teac, which mostly made consumer decks*)
> Have I left out anyone important? My back-brain thinks I have. I'm
> wondering if Magnecords saw enough recording studio use to count, and
> likewise Crowns -- I always had the impression that there were few
> Crowns owned by pro recording outfits.
> Please let me know if there are important players I've forgotten --
> thanks! Again, I'm interested in pro decks that were commonly used in
> recording studios.
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