Paul, you might try posting here:


John Spencer

On Mar 7, 2009, at 9:34 PM, Mahern, Paul Cantwell wrote:

> Thanks Guys,
> Eric, a 351 would be fantastic. I can get my hands on the  
> electronics from the 351 and that into a digital system with an rca  
> 77dx would be a solid option but the artist wants to operate the  
> machine himself and he does not want to use a laptop. It is my job  
> to facilitate his artistic vision.  We can transfer from the record  
> deck to a 24/96 dig system each day but I really need to put him in  
> a room alone with a mic and an open reel machine that is going to  
> have some real color. If anyone has a line on a 351 in great working  
> condition I would love to hear about it.
> Best - Paul
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Looking for vintage open reel tape machine
> Hi Paul,
> A vintage mic with a tube mic preamp might get the artist the
> sound they want, and then pair that up with a modern (digital)
> field recorder for portability - the best of both worlds.
> There are tools to mimic tape sound (ie. hiss and a bass bump)
> which could be added later to get the desired effect.  Check
> out Manley Labs for tube hardware from preamps to mixers and EQ.
> On the other hand, maybe the artist will perform differently
> knowing that it is being captured with vintage gear.  In which
> case you'll need to go vintage.
> And I only say the following with tongue in cheek... You could
> always hide a digital recorder in a tape machine chassis and
> the artist could see the tape and reels turning to get that
> vintage recording mood.
> Eric
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Looking for vintage open reel tape machine
> Hello Everyone,
> I have a client that is looking for a vintage tube powered open reel  
> tape
> machine that is in good enough condition to take on the road and make
> recordings for his next record. A full track 1/4 inch would be best.  
> Does
> anyone know of someone who sells or rents these in top condition .  
> This is a
> major recording artist that is looking to make a record with one  
> microphone
> and a tape deck.
> Very Best,
> Paul Mahern