Hi Tom,

   You just knocked my socks off!!.

   I think I'll go out in the garden and eat worms, say it isn't so.:-)

   Does this mean that that ignorance is bliss?

On May 27, 2009, at 9:52 PM, Tom Fine wrote:

> Hi Ken:
> I assume you and Steve know that TP-007, Eiji Oue/Minnesota  
> Orchestra: Exotic Dances from the Opera, is a digital recording  
> originally. It's available as a 24/96 download at Chesky's  
> HDTracks, and was originally issued as a HDCD Compact Disc. I think  
> Johnson's original recording was 192/24 PCM, but this might date  
> from before he used the super-high sampling rate.
> I think TP-003, Arnold/London Philharmonic Orchestra: Arnold  
> Overtures, is also an originally-digital recording. Arnold is also  
> available as a 96/24 download from HDTracks.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Fritz"  
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> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] One Inch, two track master tapes- 15 or 30 IPS
>   Hi Steve, "Ironbut,"
>   I'm  working my way down on the replies to the 1 inch 2 track ATR
> posting I sent a day or two ago.
>   I met Mike , Bette and Bill two years ago when I signed up for a
> class on ATR 101. It was a 5 hour trip from Richmond ,Va. so I drove
> up the night before. Everything went wrong. My F350  had a low tire
> when I left the hotel to drive to ATR Services. I went the wrong way
> on the interstate and drove to ATR on an almost flat tire. I was over
> dressed and ,due to the excitement, my Mitchum  broke down. ---:-)
>   I picked up my ATR 102 about a year ago and soon after one came up
> on ebay. Legacy Studios in Manhattan. Pick up only , no shipping. I
> was the only bidder at $2400. An ATR 104 with multiple head blocks,
> power supplies and audio cards. It was purchased from Mike Spitz a
> few  years earlier and never used as the Legacy tech knew  Studer
> machines and not ATR's .
>   The last ATR machine came available a month ago. An ATR 1-2 with
> Aria electronics and an extra 1/4 inch head  block with 20 hours of
> use. The devil made me buy it--
>   The Precision Motor Works machine that mates the MR 70 electronics
> to an ATR  is a beauty, I hope to hear one some day.
>   I spoke with Momma Doc today about  the possibility of asking
> Paul Stubblebine if he'd be willing to supply a transfer of a tape
> project  issue on 1 inch tape. I hope to hear from him soon .
>   If I had a choice of a 1 inch transfer it would be TP 05, 07 or
> any of the full scale classical titles they offer.  Personally, I
> don't see the value of spending  $$ on a transfer with a limited
> number of instruments. Spend the $$ and listen to a musical works
> that tax a playback system with dynamics that can only be replicated
> with a full symphony  orchestra, my thoughts- I may be wrong.
>   Steve, thanks for the reply from a TTP member, you put your money
> where your mouth is.
>   Ken Fritz
> On May 27, 2009, at 7:55 PM, carlstephen koto wrote:
>> Hey Ken,
>> I recall that you live near and have visited Mike Spitz at ATR   
>> Services (I remember you took his alignment class a few years   
>> back). I would assume that you either purchased your 1" ATR from   
>> him or have had him service it. As a couple of folks have said,  
>> it  could very well be the ultimate solid state mastering machine.  
>> I  know that some studios such as Fantasy did do 1/2" 2 tracks (I  
>> have  a Dexter Gordon from them) but I don't know of any golden  
>> age  studios that used them. Aside from Mike, MTR Precision Motor  
>> Works  also used to set up 1" 2 track mastering machines.  You may  
>> want to  contact them both and contact the studios that purchased  
>> these  machines and perhaps you can strike a deal to at least hear  
>> these  masters.
>> Regarding the Tape Project, I'm sure you know that Paul   
>> (Stubblebine) has two 1" 2 track machines that are used in the   
>> production of our tapes. One is an ATR with Tim de Paravicini's   
>> custom electronics while the other is an MM1200 with MR70   
>> electronics ( I believe that Mike Spitz set this machine up when  
>> he  was still located in San Mateo). I'm sure you could commission  
>> a  couple of custom tapes to be produced for you . I would hurry   
>> though. They have purchased the rights to produce a limited  
>> number  of releases and I would certainly try and get a 1" copy of  
>> "Waltz  for Debby" and "Saxophone Colossus"  if I were you (they'd  
>> be as  close to exact duplicates of the master as you'd ever get).
>> Steve Koto
>> On May 26, 2009, at 7:58 PM, Ken Fritz wrote:
>>>   Hi Lou,
>>>   I'm a subscriber to TTP and appreciate the quality that tape   
>>> delivers.
>>>   I'm hoping to find a few listers that have studio tapes from   
>>> groups that never made the big time but cut great sounding  
>>> tapes.  I've managed to purchase tapes from  now defunct studios  
>>> in Memphis and LA but all are 1/4 or 1/2 inch two track at i5 or  
>>> 30  ips. I'm hoping to find a few 1 inch two track tapes if  
>>> they're  out there.
>>>   thanks for the reply, Ken Fritz
>>> On May 26, 2009, at 9:04 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
>>>> No Beatles on on inch 2 track as far as I know.
>>>> But you can probably pay these guys to make you some tapes to   
>>>> play on your new toy:
>>>> <>
>>>> Worth asking anyway!
>>>> <L>
>>>> Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio
>>>> 415-883-2689
>>>> On May 26, 2009, at 5:43 PM, Ken Fritz wrote:
>>>>>   Hi Listers,
>>>>>     I'm probably one of the few on the list that is an "   
>>>>> Audiophile." That translates to "Music is fun and not a   
>>>>> business."  "Thank God" might be the next phrase  but since my  
>>>>> business supplies tooling to those that manufacture solid   
>>>>> surface and cast marble to the construction industry I think   
>>>>> we're both in the same boat. To the point!
>>>>>  Analog tape is where the great recordings started and I'm   
>>>>> keeping it going by filling my home with around 20  or so  
>>>>> analog  RTR machines. I belong to an audio group in Richmond  
>>>>> Va. and they all marvel at the sound of tape. I just bought a  
>>>>> one inch  two track ATR and have nothing to play on it. I feel  
>>>>> like I just  bought a tuxedo and only have a pair of brown  
>>>>> shoes--- no place  to go!
>>>>>   If anyone out there has a one inch two track tape  that  
>>>>> would  show off what my machine can do and would CONSIDER  
>>>>> sending it to  me I'd appreciate it. The Genre isn't as  
>>>>> important as the musical content.  If a lister has a safety  
>>>>> copy of the Beatles,  any recording, I can send an armed  
>>>>> carrier along with my first  born for insurance-:),  Any and  
>>>>> all costs and insurance would be  covered, of  course.
>>>>>    any reply will be appreciated,  Ken Fritz