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Re: [ARSCLIST] One Inch, two track master tapes- 15 or 30 IPS
I recall that you live near and have visited Mike Spitz at ATR
Services (I remember you took his alignment class a few years back).
I would assume that you either purchased your 1" ATR from him or have
had him service it. As a couple of folks have said, it could very
well be the ultimate solid state mastering machine. I know that some
studios such as Fantasy did do 1/2" 2 tracks (I have a Dexter Gordon
from them) but I don't know of any golden age studios that used them.
Aside from Mike, MTR Precision Motor Works also used to set up 1" 2
track mastering machines. You may want to contact them both and
contact the studios that purchased these machines and perhaps you can
strike a deal to at least hear these masters.
Regarding the Tape Project, I'm sure you know that Paul (Stubblebine)
has two 1" 2 track machines that are used in the production of our
tapes. One is an ATR with Tim de Paravicini's custom electronics
while the other is an MM1200 with MR70 electronics ( I believe that
Mike Spitz set this machine up when he was still located in San
Mateo). I'm sure you could commission a couple of custom tapes to be
produced for you . I would hurry though. They have purchased the
rights to produce a limited number of releases and I would certainly
try and get a 1" copy of "Waltz for Debby" and "Saxophone Colossus"
if I were you (they'd be as close to exact duplicates of the master
as you'd ever get).
On May 26, 2009, at 7:58 PM, Ken Fritz wrote:
I'm a subscriber to TTP and appreciate the quality that tape
I'm hoping to find a few listers that have studio tapes from
groups that never made the big time but cut great sounding tapes.
I've managed to purchase tapes from now defunct studios in Memphis
and LA but all are 1/4 or 1/2 inch two track at i5 or 30 ips. I'm
hoping to find a few 1 inch two track tapes if they're out there.
thanks for the reply, Ken Fritz
On May 26, 2009, at 9:04 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
No Beatles on on inch 2 track as far as I know.
But you can probably pay these guys to make you some tapes to play
on your new toy:
Worth asking anyway!
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On May 26, 2009, at 5:43 PM, Ken Fritz wrote:
I'm probably one of the few on the list that is an "
Audiophile." That translates to "Music is fun and not a
business." "Thank God" might be the next phrase but since my
business supplies tooling to those that manufacture solid surface
and cast marble to the construction industry I think we're both
in the same boat. To the point!
Analog tape is where the great recordings started and I'm
keeping it going by filling my home with around 20 or so analog
RTR machines. I belong to an audio group in Richmond Va. and they
all marvel at the sound of tape. I just bought a one inch two
track ATR and have nothing to play on it. I feel like I just
bought a tuxedo and only have a pair of brown shoes--- no place
If anyone out there has a one inch two track tape that would
show off what my machine can do and would CONSIDER sending it to
me I'd appreciate it. The Genre isn't as important as the musical
content. If a lister has a safety copy of the Beatles, any
recording, I can send an armed carrier along with my first born
for insurance-:), Any and all costs and insurance would be
covered, of course.
any reply will be appreciated, Ken Fritz