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Posted on 2009.01.04 at 15:15
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The 1964 Sony 4-Track


I was at my folks this weekend and my mother ran across this picture my father had taken for her in his dorm in 1964 while he was stationed at Sembach Air Base, West Germany (yes, that's her in the frame atop the right speaker). He still has all those same tapes, and they all still sound as if they were recorded yesterday (despite the fact that there were no consumer digital recording devices in 1964) though he now sports a TEAC player run through his Bose Acoustic Wave Machine. My father has always been a music lover, and this was the first home audio equipment I remember growing up. I've posted about the reel-to-reel several times before, and was thrilled to find this picture.

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Tat-Man the Zombie Hunter
scareypete at 2009-01-04 22:04 (UTC) (Link)
i would bee thrilled to find an old 4 Track and a few black Reels... So much I could do in analogue that I can't afford the software and hardware to do in digital.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-01-04 23:52 (UTC) (Link)
He lent me his TEAC and all his tapes when I was stationed at USCENTCOM. Literally years worth of music. When recorded at double speed (3.75 in/s?) its playback is nearly flawless.
prog_guy69
prog_guy69 at 2009-01-05 02:23 (UTC) (Link)
I worked with reel to reel in college. Somewhere in storage, I have my class project reel and a blank reel. I would love to be able to listen it again. Part of the project was to record a 30 second radio commercial for a local coffee shop. I used part of a Joe Satriani song as my background music. I was exactly 30 seconds long ... perfect! I think I did a really good job, but even if it sucked, it would be nice to go down memory lane and hear it again. :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-01-05 04:35 (UTC) (Link)
HA! I ran across that conversation earlier today in preparation for this post!
prog_guy69
prog_guy69 at 2009-01-05 12:42 (UTC) (Link)
How the heck did you find that conversation from a year and a half ago? I had forgotten that I even mentioned it. And it wasn't even on yours or my blog. I'm impressed.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-01-05 17:09 (UTC) (Link)
I was doing research for this post; everything's connected, but nothing happens by accident. MONTHS ago, I was looking for the argument schpydurx & I had concerning DAT in 1964, then more recently he'd asked me about it. As it was contained within a protected post, it was never indexed, thus unavailable for searching. However, I did stumble upon it recently quite by accident, and sent him a paste of the relevant conversation as sadly, he's no longer on my FL and was unable to read it. When I found the picture for this post this weekend, all I had to do was search through the 'Sent Items' in my email, and cross reference the date of the post with crowy's blog, as she was mentioned in the original thread of the argument.
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