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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:42 pm 
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See foto of my NOS sealed never used audio compact cassette tapes, my used audio pre recorded compact cassette tapes, some NOS blanc sealed DAT's and some pre-recorded 8 tracks I got; aside some blanc cassettes of all types im actually using at the moment not shown!

Im I the only one? Suffering from the audio tape virus. Really using them! Whatever?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:53 am 
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I also have a few, in the door of my bar fridge, I use it for storage. Then I have maybe 70 factory recorded tapes. I'm still hoping to find some Metal tapes by chance.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:10 am 
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No pic, but, you are not alone. I have a significant stock of nib tape, and still play some of my 100's of both pre-recorded and recorded tapes.
My bar fridge has beer in it.. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:34 pm 
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You need to join this site: tapeheads.net


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You're not the only one. I just came back to tape and recorded some for test. It really sounds good!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:54 am 
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Hi,

Lovely collections guys. Oh boy ... the wonders of cassette tape. I still have a smart looking black Tandberg deck plugged into my system and while the 'record bias' circuit is pooched, it will still play back just fine and there are many tapes that sound magnificent on it. But as time wears on it becomes clear that the early ferric tape formulations were never designed to last this long and sometimes you get 'tape stretch' that induces frequency fluctuations and sometimes you get 'print-through' where strong passages will partially copy on the strip of tape under it. It was designed as a disposable medium and only later on did the metal formulations become more archival.

In the early days though there was nothing like making your own 'compilation tapes'. I used to make them for dance parties and to send to girl-friends. It is not hard to see why this occurred. There was just something intangible about the medium of cassette tape that invited people to record and sequence their favourite tracks to their heart's content. Even though doing compilations in the digital domain is much easier now this never caught on for some reason, except with DJs.

PS.I knew one guy whose entire music collection in 2001 was nothing but bootleg recordings on cassettes, ideally with no Dolby processing either at the recording stage or for the tape duplication transfer stage. These were some of the best live recordings of groups like the Grateful Dead and Little Feat that I have ever heard.

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I bought a Tascam D5 digital master recorder for $30.
It works
No one wants them.
I also have a RCA Victrola tape deck from the 60`s.
The cassettes are about 4 inches x 6 inches.


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Im I the only one? Suffering from the audio tape virus. Really using them! Whatever?[/quote]

Nope,
I'm in there as well, I've got 3 functioning cassette decks, and one that I use only for rewinding and erasing on occasion.
I've got a few hundred tapes that I've recorded from as far back as the '60's that I still listen to,and still doing taping as well.
Ott.


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