Originally Posted by Trashcan
Awesome that's kinda what I thought. I know that the fostex 80 is one of the worst recording reels out there. So I wasnt quite sure if it was worth getting. Plus I only here bad things about it. As for four track cassette tapes some people seem to love them and some seem to hate them. There are alot of threads on here about 4 track cassette and none about the fostex 80
Yes you are right the The fostex 80 is not the best, nor was it even close to that back when it was out, but it will sound better than a cassette 4 track. Not that I hated the 4 track cassette format, I liked it when I was a teenager, but grew out of it, in more ways than one.
Now the issue with the Fostex is that the track width is going to be VERY VERY small, so you will have a lot less headroom, and you will need to be careful with how hard you hit the channels, since they are so small crosstalk is more likely, and will more easily happen.