Why must it be a tape machine?  The Metric Halo MI/O would be my first
choice for taking on the road.  There are numerous other options -
especially if one already has a laptop.  The sound quality will be better,
if a good preamp is pared with a decent modern A/D converter (<duck>).  And
one could easily muck it up to taste using fancy plug-ins (<duck, duck>).
Or is it a form of fakir-ism? Going to a lot of extra trouble and getting
unreliable results, both being secondary in importance to the thrill of
using an antique tool?


On 3/7/09 5:51 PM, "Lou Judson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Pardon, I don't mean to be butting in, but does it have to be tube?
> There would be considerable maintenance required. Why not a Nagra
> full track? They are in great supply...
> <L>
> Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
> On Mar 7, 2009, at 2:20 PM, Mahern, Paul Cantwell wrote:
>> 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