As I said, a problematic transport. Were it not for the fact that David Hancock found the electronics worthy of his own custom tape recorder, I would not have mentioned it. True, he modified the electronics, but David rarely used anything in stock form.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Major tape recorder brands
Whoo, sorry, but not found in respectable studio! Wow and flutter, one motor bely drive, not a studio machine. We had two in a TV studio in 1969, and they were barely serviceable. In a voiceover studio, we could only use it for voice, not music. Not the top of the line, even worse than the Ampxs 600.
The electronics are minor compared to the cr*ppy transport.
Keep this in mind if you mention it in whatever you are writing. And I'm mildly surprised you need to research this on THIS list! There is a whole internet out there, you know...
On Sep 2, 2017, at 4:38 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There was also the Ampex PR-10:
> I understand that it had a problematic transport, but excellent electronics, with a simpler signal path than the 300 and 350. David Hancock used modified PR-10 electronics with a 350-2 transport to make his custom, 14-inch machine. The myriad recording he made with this machine include the famous Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances with Donald Johanos and the Dallas Symphony for Vox/Turnabout.
> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus