I have a feeling there will be discussion of this here. Just got the press release.
New Analog Compact Music CassetteWorldwide Leader In Reel-to-Reel Tape Manufacturing Introduces New Music Cassette With Superior
Audio Quality To The U.S. This NovemberCassette Tapes Outpacing All Other Audio Formats—
Including Vinyl—In Sales GrowthRecordingTheMasters, the worldwide leader in reel-to-reel tape manufacturing, is set to launch its new analog compact musiccassette with best-in-class sound quality. Initially introduced at the Munich High Endshow this past May, the new FOX C-60 ferro-oxide cassette will be available in the U.S. in November.As all analog music formats (vinyl, cassette, reel-to-reel, etc.) continue to rise in popularity, cassette tapes now outpace all other formats—including vinyl—in consumer-market growth, more than quadrupling since 2011. Artists including Jack White, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Lana Del Rey have all released recent albums on cassette and a lengthy list of artists continues to use analog formats in the recording studio. With the rise in demand for analog music cassettes, RecordingTheMasters’ new product will be the first newly produced cassette on the market to offer high quality audio in analog format, ideal for listening, recording and archiving. The cassette tape is manufactured using legendary chemical formulas from AGFA and BASF at the Mulann facility in Normandy, France. It can be played on any standard compact cassette player, generally available at high-end audio stores and big-box stores nationwide.Jean-Luc Renou, CEO of RecordingTheMasters’ parent company Mulann SA, notes, “Mulann is uniquely positioned to continue leading in analog audio’s resurgence. Already the worldwide leader in manufacturing of reel-to-reel audio tape, we are proud to introduce our new compact cassette tapes under our brand RecordingTheMasters and bring a renewed musical experience to composers, artists and audiophiles.”RecordingTheMasters is a trademark of France-based Mulann SA, the worldwide leader in the manufacturing of both audio and magnetic tape. Additional info can be found at recordingthemasters.com and mulann.com.