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2 Trk Tape Machine For Master Mix Recorders, Players & Tape Machines
Old 5th March 2008
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2 Trk Tape Machine For Master Mix

Hi fellas. Been considering a 1/4 in machine to run mixes off on. Then shoot those to the mastering suite. Just curious what gets the job done. I'm hearing Ampex but there's quite a few different models... Just wondering what you guys use and have success with and what to stay away from.
Old 5th March 2008
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I've got a Studer A810 and love it. There always seem to be spare parts floating about on eBay which is important with older machines.

I often track through it too, well worth experimenting with.
Old 5th March 2008
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Studer B67. Cheap and cheerful.
Old 5th March 2008
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IMHO revox/studer c270 is the the newer and best revox
Old 5th March 2008
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Studer C37 over here...
Old 5th March 2008
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Picked up a Studer A807 in near mint condition for $700 a couple years back. Sounds great.


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Old 5th March 2008
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Last one I had was a Studer A-80RC mkII [with both 1/2 and 1/4" stacks and guides]... prefer printing to Logic these days through Apogee converters [and sometimes a little FATSO Jr.]. Far less maintenance, far less agita to set it up, media costs next to nothing... results are absolutely wonderful.

Tape shouldn't be though of an effect... if you didn't get "THE SOUND" before you're printing a mix and think that tape is gonna be the magic bullet that takes your product over the top you're sadly mistaken.

Peace.
Old 20th February 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletcher View Post
Last one I had was a Studer A-80RC mkII [with both 1/2 and 1/4" stacks and guides]... prefer printing to Logic these days through Apogee converters [and sometimes a little FATSO Jr.]. Far less maintenance, far less agita to set it up, media costs next to nothing... results are absolutely wonderful.

Tape shouldn't be though of an effect... if you didn't get "THE SOUND" before you're printing a mix and think that tape is gonna be the magic bullet that takes your product over the top you're sadly mistaken.

Peace.

Well saidthumbsup
Old 20th February 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletcher View Post
Last one I had was a Studer A-80RC mkII [with both 1/2 and 1/4" stacks and guides]... prefer printing to Logic these days through Apogee converters [and sometimes a little FATSO Jr.]. Far less maintenance, far less agita to set it up, media costs next to nothing... results are absolutely wonderful.

Tape shouldn't be though of an effect... if you didn't get "THE SOUND" before you're printing a mix and think that tape is gonna be the magic bullet that takes your product over the top you're sadly mistaken.

Peace.
Yes, but if you DID get "THE SOUND" a nice sounding 2-track can give it a little something extra.
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currently a Studer A810 and hopefully soon an A807. You have to get the sound before the machine but I prefer analog over digital even when I record the mix @96kHz. There is some very slight compression going on that is hardly to get with ordinary comps.
That said: i can live totally without an analog machine - it's pure sluttyness on my part.

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