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There was also the Ampex PR-10:

http://www.historyofrecording.com/AMPEX_PR-10.html

I understand that it had a problematic transport, but excellent electronics, with a simpler signal path than the 300 and 350. David Hancock used modified PR-10 electronics with a 350-2 transport to make his custom, 14-inch machine. The myriad recording he made with this machine include the famous Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances with Donald Johanos and the Dallas Symphony for Vox/Turnabout. 

Best,
Gary

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Gary Galo
Audio Engineer Emeritus
The Crane School of Music
SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676

"Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
Arnold Schoenberg

"A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
Igor Markevitch


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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Major tape recorder brands

Hi Paul,

Don't forget Tapesonic:

http://museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org/ManufacturersTapesonic.html

https://reverb.com/item/6384590-tapesonic-stereo-portable-reel-to-reel-10-5-inch-restored-plug-and-play

We had one ages ago. The only thing that made it portable was the handle on the case - it weighed a ton. It also fast wound SO fast it was scary. 

Best,
Gary

____________________________

Gary Galo
Audio Engineer Emeritus
The Crane School of Music
SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676

"Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
Arnold Schoenberg

"A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
Igor Markevitch


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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Paul Stamler
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 10:08 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Major tape recorder brands

Hi folks:

I'm working on an article about studio tape recorders, and have made a tentative list of the major brands that were important in the analog era. Here's my first draft -- I have some specific model numbers, because it strikes me that, for example, the Otari MTR-10 and MTR-12 are in a different category from the 5050. I've put an asterisk by brands or models that were mostly produced in consumer format (7.5/3.75 ips, quarter track) as well as pro (15 or 30 ips, half or full track):

Revox A77*
Otari 5050
Ampex AG440 series
Other Ampex decks (e.g., 300, 350)
MCI (later acquired & marketed by Sony)
Scully
Revox PR99(/B77*)
Studer
Otari MTR series
Ampex ATR-100
Nagra
Tascam (which developed from Teac, which mostly made consumer decks*)

Have I left out anyone important? My back-brain thinks I have. I'm wondering if Magnecords saw enough recording studio use to count, and likewise Crowns -- I always had the impression that there were few Crowns owned by pro recording outfits.

Please let me know if there are important players I've forgotten -- thanks! Again, I'm interested in pro decks that were commonly used in recording studios.

Peace,
Paul

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