While I participated and read the other responses; to draw an analogy if someone wanted to tour the country in a Model T for some reason, a new sports car just wouldn't do! I for one would love to hear the followup, and the results when it is done. It would be impolite to ask who is this (sounds a bit Tom Waits-like!) but if we can learn about it later on it would be interesting. Thanks, Lou Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio 415-883-2689 On Mar 7, 2009, at 6:43 PM, Eric Jacobs wrote: > 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 > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List > [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Mahern, Paul Cantwell > Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2009 2:21 PM > To: [log in to unmask] > 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.