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Re: [ARSCLIST] Looking for vintage open reel tape machine

Well, you know people, it all depends on the specific era the artist is (re) creating! It would be most excellent to use the correct hardware for the year of writing of each song... Just imagine the array of recording devices in a classic American song collection... Caruso to Sinatra... mind boggles.


Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio

On Mar 10, 2009, at 6:45 PM, Michael Biel wrote:

Adrian Cosentini wrote:
Hey if you really want to go vintage I have an Chicago-Webster Wire recorder that still works, with the original microphone. Oh the fidelity.


Of course you could do the recordings on acoustical cylinders, and actually there have been some notable cylinder recording sessions in the last 10 or 15 years including the Fisk Univ Jubilee Singers at ARSC in Nashville. And we had a good demo of recording on tinfoil at the 2008 ARSC. Or it could be recorded on lacquer discs like I had my ARSC talk on the introduction of instantaneous cut on discs by Graham Newton. That also was the session when I played the Ultimate Columbia Double-Disc Record. I successfully played it in a CD player, and then put it on an acoustical wind-up Victor Victrola VV-X where it played one of the Columbia Double Disc demonstration records. "A point to remember. Columbia Double Disc Records will play on either Columbia or Victor machines, and they will unfailingly outwear any other record."

Mike Biel mbiel@xxxxxxxxx
From: "Ben Torre" <btorre@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

At 05:55 PM 3/10/2009, you wrote:
In my opinion, a Nagra IV represents THE golden age in analog recording.

No arguments there.

Through the 1980s, NPR engineers often used them (and even more frequently their mic preamps) when making studio recordings.

Didn't you guys also use the Philips MD-series boards back then?

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