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OP wants reel, not cassette. I do that with a Sony TC-854-4
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Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio
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On Mar 24, 2015, at 5:55 PM, Aaron Coe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Andrew,
> 
> Cube-Tec sells an expensive proprietary system that uses special Otari top-loading cassette players that can accomplish this: http://www.cube-tec.com/news/highlights/news/317-otari-and-cube-tec-partners-for-audio-cassette-transfer-system
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> I have a nice Tascam 134 rack-mount 4-track cassette deck that can play back all four channels of a stereo cassette simultaneously, but unfortunately these are extremely rare and hard to find.
> 
> -Aaron
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>> On Mar 13, 2014, at 4:59 PM, Andrew Dapuzzo <[log in to unmask]> 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 .....
>> 
>> Thanks
>> Andrew Dapuzzo
>> Sony DADC
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Richard L. Hess
>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi, Lise,
>>> 
>>> Some of the Teac and Sony machines could reproduce 4 tracks at once, which
>>> would speed up the digitization project. You'll need to reverse the two
>>> backwards channels in your DAW software.
>>> 
>>> If you are willing to play back single channels and move connectors,
>>> almost any 1/4-track recorder from "back in the day" could do this for you
>>> as long as it has a 3.75 in/s speed.
>>> 
>>> For the Tandberg, you might contact Terrysrubberrollers.com -- he rebuilds
>>> the part, but I don't think he fixes machines.
>>> 
>>> Of course, there are several of us who could do this for you--on much
>>> better machines than the Tandberg, but I fear that the price is high.
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> 
>>> Richard
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 2014-03-13 2:30 PM, Lise Menn wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hello, I am a new member of this list and totally naive about how to use
>>>> your collective knowledge so I hope you'll be patient with me and ask for
>>>> additional information if you think you can help me.
>>>> I have about 60 remaining hours of audiotapes made in the 1970's on a
>>>> Tandberg Model 12 which can no longer be repaired (at least not here in
>>>> Boulder CO), apparently because its rubber parts have degenerated.
>>>> To save money when I was a student, I recorded the four tracks monaurally
>>>> at 3 3/4 ips, so that I could get 4 hours of speech recording per reel.  I
>>>> started digitizing the tapes gradually a few years ago but when I was about
>>>> 1/3 thru the job, the Tandberg stopped being repairable.  The contents of
>>>> the tapes are worth preserving for research in language development; I will
>>>> donate the digitized versions to the CHILDES archive at Carnegie Mellon.
>>>> Is there a similar working Tandberg someplace that I could visit for a
>>>> week or so and use to complete this job?  Is there some other 4-track
>>>> machine that will permit monaural playback? Is there someone who knows how
>>>> to machine new parts for my old tape deck?  Any other ideas?  Please help,
>>>> and thank you.
>>>> Lise
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Lise Menn                      Home Office: 303-444-4274
>>>> 1625 Mariposa Ave
>>>> Boulder CO 80302
>>>> home page:   http://spot.colorado.edu/~menn/
>>>> 
>>>> Professor Emerita of Linguistics
>>>> Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Science
>>>> University of  Colorado
>>>> 
>>>> Fellow, Linguistic Society of America
>>>> 
>>>> -- Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask], Ontario, Canada                             647
>>> 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape
>>> transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
>>> 
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