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I think the archival market would be a better bet than trying to revive the home market, though they might also find some buyers among musicians and producers interested in analog recording for its own sake. I don't know how many machines Studer or anyone else would need to move for it to be cost-effective, but there are probably more than a few archives and archival engineers out there that would be interested in getting new stereo tape decks.


Matthew Barton
Library of Congress

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Well, no, because LP is cheap and there are billions of them out there. It's viable so long as interest persists. No less anachronistic, maybe.

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Is it? Any crazier than than the vinyl revival?







On 22/05/2014 23:13, Carl Pultz wrote:
> Assuming there are a lot of units laying fallow, I would think they'd test demand by offering factory-certified repair/mod/update service. That could bring machines out of storage, re-establish the value of the equipment, and create some cash flow, while possibly reinvigorating a market. They'd have to offer service on new production anyway, so why not absorb latent demand before committing to developing inventory for a professional market that's deep in austerity mode?
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> Home users? That's crazy talk.
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> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Charlie Allin
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> We need a great multi track to be produced. Stereo machines are of very limited use!!
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