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What was your first multitrack recorder?
Old 13th November 2015
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Oh, ****- I already posted this 2 years ago...
Yeah, haha! I was posting about my 70's Scully and realized I posted 4 years ago. Damn, time flies!
Old 12th November 2018
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First Multitrack

I did use an M1000 for a while, and after that some Studers, but the first one I actually owned was a TEAC 144. For what it was, not bad! A few of my CDs have some of my earlier efforts on them. The thing I liked the best was, like my next one a TEAC 4 track reel to reel, I didn't have to dress out the sound in any way to have decent sound: no effects, no EQ.
Old 12th November 2018
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Addendum

For some reason my edit didn't work. Is there a delay, kind of like non synch? Well, here is my add...

OH, if we're talking non-multitrack a reel to reel quarter track that looked like this...

OK, I tried to add an image and I'm told I can't. Here's the URL.
https://ak8.picdn.net/shutterstock/v...78/thumb/1.jpg

Then a Sony. I also started doing some minimal multitracking with a recorder (don't know brand) with no synch in college. You had to adjust to the delay. Interesting.
Old 12th November 2018
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Fostex X15
Old 13th November 2018
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Ampex 3 track
Old 13th November 2018
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Akai MG1214
Old 13th November 2018
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Fostex X15 for me as well.
Old 13th November 2018
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Wow! 16 years went by quick, from when I started this thread! Chris
Old 13th November 2018
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Teac 3340 and a Roland PA60 mixer!

I think I might have already replied years ago too..
Old 13th November 2018
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Dokorder 1/4 track with s on s, and Dokorder 4 track bought with paper route money. 15
Old 13th November 2018
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In 1978 a Studer A-80 2inch 16 trk. phat
Old 13th November 2018
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Tascam 80-8 with dbx strapped to a 12x8 Tascam M50.
Old 13th November 2018
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Old 15th November 2018
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I started with an NEC double cassette deck. It had a 2 1/4 mic inputs that I'd come out of the line outs of my Roland GP8 into. I was into superimposing my playing onto songs from albums I'd made up electric violin parts to. It worked surprisingly well when the mix was right, and I messed with a few heads. "Check it out, dude...I'm playing "World's Forgotten Boy" with Billy Idol". Prince's "Electric Chair" was another fave.

It wasn't long before I got a Fostex 160 4- track. Man, if that thing could talk. And then I needed a rhythm section of course so I bought an Alesis HR16. And finally after years of playing along with other people's songs I was writing my own. I still have the 160, and it would need to have some work done. The play button is broken and it's probably got worse issues. Nowadays it sits in a corner in my studio where I can see it... and remember how far I've come.
Old 15th November 2018
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Early SOny R to R --with SOS -- first recording unit was a 8 track Cart -- 1969
Old 15th November 2018
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Cool stuff! Thanks everyone for reactivating this thread.
Chris
Old 15th November 2018
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The year was 1976, I was 16 years old and saved enough to buy a Teac 3340 4 track recorder and a Soundcraft 200B mixer... it was all over after that...
Old 15th November 2018
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Teac 4 track and a no name mixer. I had just graduated college in 1978 and got a job with now defunct Westinghouse. Went to the bank and borrowed a grand...bought mics. stands, cables etc too....from Audio Innovators in Pittsburgh.
Old 15th November 2018
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A Realistic portable cassette with the families home stereo cassette deck, dubbing from one to the other.
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Then one Teac 4 track then another.
Then a Fostec 16 track
Old 15th November 2018
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That was my third. Portastudio and 388 before that.
Old 15th November 2018
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GarageBand......
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