...and some (like my 244, which is ironically low hours and refurbed with new rubber parts a few years ago) unfortunately have DBX noise reduction that you can not turn off. On 3/13/14 9:46 AM, Paul Stamler wrote: > On 3/13/2014 2:59 PM, Andrew Dapuzzo wrote: >> Does anyone know if the same possibility exists for cassettes? >> >> machines that "could reproduce 4 tracks at once, which would speed up >> the >> digitization project. You'll need to reverse the two backwards >> channels" in >> the DAW? >> >> When we duplicated prerecorded music cassettes we recorded them this way >> but I am unaware of a playback machine that could playback all four at >> once. I assume they don't exist but ..... > > They do, or rather, they did; they were called "Tascam Portastudios", > and were intended for 4-track recordings with overdubs. The reason I'm > using the past tense is that a lot of these machines have reached the > end of their wear cycles. > > Peace, > Paul -- Karl Fitzke Audio Engineer Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850 607-254-1100 [log in to unmask] Our Mission: To interpret and conserve the Earth's biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds.