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I saved up for an eternity when I was a kid and bought a Yamaha MT1X. I studied
its operation and poured over the block diagram until I understood exactly
what it could do.

I made few recordings with it that were of any note, and none survive.

Does anyone have any examples of interesting recordings that were
made with a similar deck?

One trick I learned was to boost the treble on the way in,
and cut it on the way out. It was an effective noise reduction
technique as the net signal would be mostly unchanged, but the
audible tape hiss would be reduced in the high-cut.



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On 14/04/2021 12:08 pm, Tobiah wrote:
I saved up for an eternity when I was a kid and bought a Yamaha MT1X.* I
studied
its operation and poured over the block diagram until I understood exactly
what it could do.

I made few recordings with it that were of any note, and none survive.

Does anyone have any examples of interesting recordings that were
made with a similar deck?

One trick I learned was to boost the treble on the way in,
and cut it on the way out.* It was an effective noise reduction
technique as the net signal would be mostly unchanged, but the
audible tape hiss would be reduced in the high-cut.



A bit like a Dolbying the DBX then....

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"Tobiah" wrote in message ...

I saved up for an eternity when I was a kid and bought a Yamaha MT1X. I
studied
its operation and poured over the block diagram until I understood exactly
what it could do.

I made few recordings with it that were of any note, and none survive.

Does anyone have any examples of interesting recordings that were
made with a similar deck?


Well, I don't know if I'd call this interesting, and I'm sort of embarrassed
to post this due to the obvious mistakes, bad quality, and numerous
plosives, but here goes.
http://sonicmusic.net/I'm_Mad.mp3

Recorded back in the late 70s on a Tascam Portastudio 244 using a Roland
TR606 drum machine, G&L F100 series II guitar, Minimoog bass, Fender Rhodes
and a Prophet~5 (used as an attempt to fortify a weak drum track).
I had my wallet stolen at work and wrote/recorded this song when I got home.
A very far cry from my progressive rock roots, but this was the only thing I
have left of the portastudio recordings. Too many years, too many moves.


(ducking from thrown debris) Poly








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Well, I don't know if I'd call this interesting, and I'm sort of
embarrassed to post this due to the obvious mistakes, bad quality, and
numerous plosives, but here goes.
http://sonicmusic.net/I'm_Mad.mp3

Recorded back in the late 70s on a Tascam Portastudio 244 using a Roland
TR606 drum machine, G&L F100 series II guitar, Minimoog bass, Fender
Rhodes and a Prophet~5 (used as an attempt to fortify a weak drum track).
I had my wallet stolen at work and wrote/recorded this song when I got
home.
A very far cry from my progressive rock roots, but this was the only
thing I have left of the portastudio recordings. Too many years, too
many moves.


(ducking from thrown debris) Poly


Nothing to apologise/duck for . A nice little 'rip it up' track.


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On 17/04/2021 9:11 am, polymod wrote:




Well, I don't know if I'd call this interesting, and I'm sort of
embarrassed to post this due to the obvious mistakes, bad quality, and
numerous plosives, but here goes.
http://sonicmusic.net/I'm_Mad.mp3

Recorded back in the late 70s on a Tascam Portastudio 244 using a Roland
TR606 drum machine, G&L F100 series II guitar, Minimoog bass, Fender
Rhodes and a Prophet~5 (used as an attempt to fortify a weak drum track).
I had my wallet stolen at work and wrote/recorded this song when I got
home.
A very far cry from my progressive rock roots, but this was the only thing
I have left of the portastudio recordings. Too many years, too many moves.


(ducking from thrown debris) Poly


Nothing to apologise/duck for . A nice little 'rip it up' track.


Whew.....thanks man!

Poly


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On Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:30:03 AM UTC-7, polymod wrote:
"geoff" wrote in message
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On 17/04/2021 9:11 am, polymod wrote:




Well, I don't know if I'd call this interesting, and I'm sort of
embarrassed to post this due to the obvious mistakes, bad quality, and
numerous plosives, but here goes.
http://sonicmusic.net/I'm_Mad.mp3

Recorded back in the late 70s on a Tascam Portastudio 244 using a Roland
TR606 drum machine, G&L F100 series II guitar, Minimoog bass, Fender
Rhodes and a Prophet~5 (used as an attempt to fortify a weak drum track).
I had my wallet stolen at work and wrote/recorded this song when I got
home.
A very far cry from my progressive rock roots, but this was the only thing
I have left of the portastudio recordings. Too many years, too many moves.


(ducking from thrown debris) Poly


Nothing to apologise/duck for . A nice little 'rip it up' track.

Whew.....thanks man!
Poly


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Very cool. Thanks for sharing it!
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On Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:11:31 PM UTC-4, polymod wrote:
"Tobiah" wrote in message ...
I saved up for an eternity when I was a kid and bought a Yamaha MT1X. I
studied
its operation and poured over the block diagram until I understood exactly
what it could do.

I made few recordings with it that were of any note, and none survive.

Does anyone have any examples of interesting recordings that were
made with a similar deck?

Well, I don't know if I'd call this interesting, and I'm sort of embarrassed
to post this due to the obvious mistakes, bad quality, and numerous
plosives, but here goes.
http://sonicmusic.net/I'm_Mad.mp3

Recorded back in the late 70s on a Tascam Portastudio 244 using a Roland
TR606 drum machine, G&L F100 series II guitar, Minimoog bass, Fender Rhodes
and a Prophet~5 (used as an attempt to fortify a weak drum track).
I had my wallet stolen at work and wrote/recorded this song when I got home.
A very far cry from my progressive rock roots, but this was the only thing I
have left of the portastudio recordings. Too many years, too many moves.


(ducking from thrown debris) Poly








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Very clean and open sound! Not slammed to the walls as it seems required nowadays
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On Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:30:03 AM UTC-7, polymod wrote:
"geoff" wrote in message
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On 17/04/2021 9:11 am, polymod wrote:




Well, I don't know if I'd call this interesting, and I'm sort of
embarrassed to post this due to the obvious mistakes, bad quality, and
numerous plosives, but here goes.
http://sonicmusic.net/I'm_Mad.mp3

Recorded back in the late 70s on a Tascam Portastudio 244 using a Roland
TR606 drum machine, G&L F100 series II guitar, Minimoog bass, Fender
Rhodes and a Prophet~5 (used as an attempt to fortify a weak drum
track).
I had my wallet stolen at work and wrote/recorded this song when I got
home.
A very far cry from my progressive rock roots, but this was the only
thing
I have left of the portastudio recordings. Too many years, too many
moves.


(ducking from thrown debris) Poly


Nothing to apologise/duck for . A nice little 'rip it up' track.

Whew.....thanks man!
Poly


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Very cool. Thanks for sharing it!



Thanks!

Poly

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On Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:11:31 PM UTC-4, polymod wrote:
"Tobiah" wrote in message ...
I saved up for an eternity when I was a kid and bought a Yamaha MT1X. I
studied
its operation and poured over the block diagram until I understood exactly
what it could do.

I made few recordings with it that were of any note, and none survive.

Does anyone have any examples of interesting recordings that were
made with a similar deck?

Well, I don't know if I'd call this interesting, and I'm sort of
embarrassed
to post this due to the obvious mistakes, bad quality, and numerous
plosives, but here goes.
http://sonicmusic.net/I'm_Mad.mp3

Recorded back in the late 70s on a Tascam Portastudio 244 using a Roland
TR606 drum machine, G&L F100 series II guitar, Minimoog bass, Fender
Rhodes
and a Prophet~5 (used as an attempt to fortify a weak drum track).
I had my wallet stolen at work and wrote/recorded this song when I got
home.
A very far cry from my progressive rock roots, but this was the only thing
I
have left of the portastudio recordings. Too many years, too many moves.


(ducking from thrown debris) Poly








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Very clean and open sound! Not slammed to the walls as it seems
required nowadays


Considering it was recorded on a cassette, then mixed to a cassette, and sat
in a drawer for over 40 years, it's a wonder there's any fidelity at all ;-)
Thank you.

Poly

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On Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1:03:57 PM UTC-4, polymod wrote:
"Chris K-Man" wrote in message
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On Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:11:31 PM UTC-4, polymod wrote:
"Tobiah" wrote in message ...
I saved up for an eternity when I was a kid and bought a Yamaha MT1X. I
studied
its operation and poured over the block diagram until I understood exactly
what it could do.

I made few recordings with it that were of any note, and none survive.

Does anyone have any examples of interesting recordings that were
made with a similar deck?

Well, I don't know if I'd call this interesting, and I'm sort of
embarrassed
to post this due to the obvious mistakes, bad quality, and numerous
plosives, but here goes.
http://sonicmusic.net/I'm_Mad.mp3

Recorded back in the late 70s on a Tascam Portastudio 244 using a Roland
TR606 drum machine, G&L F100 series II guitar, Minimoog bass, Fender
Rhodes
and a Prophet~5 (used as an attempt to fortify a weak drum track).
I had my wallet stolen at work and wrote/recorded this song when I got
home.
A very far cry from my progressive rock roots, but this was the only thing
I
have left of the portastudio recordings. Too many years, too many moves.


(ducking from thrown debris) Poly








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Very clean and open sound! Not slammed to the walls as it seems
required nowadays

Considering it was recorded on a cassette, then mixed to a cassette, and sat
in a drawer for over 40 years, it's a wonder there's any fidelity at all ;-)
Thank you.

Poly

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Not really a wonder.

If more recent releases were mastered with the same care that
you stored your cassettes, they'd sound just as good!


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On Sunday, 18 April 2021 at 21:53:38 UTC+2, Chris K-Man wrote:
On Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1:03:57 PM UTC-4, polymod wrote:
"Chris K-Man" wrote in message
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On Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:11:31 PM UTC-4, polymod wrote:
"Tobiah" wrote in message ...
I saved up for an eternity when I was a kid and bought a Yamaha MT1X. I
studied
its operation and poured over the block diagram until I understood exactly
what it could do.

I made few recordings with it that were of any note, and none survive.

Does anyone have any examples of interesting recordings that were
made with a similar deck?

Well, I don't know if I'd call this interesting, and I'm sort of
embarrassed
to post this due to the obvious mistakes, bad quality, and numerous
plosives, but here goes.
http://sonicmusic.net/I'm_Mad.mp3

Recorded back in the late 70s on a Tascam Portastudio 244 using a Roland
TR606 drum machine, G&L F100 series II guitar, Minimoog bass, Fender
Rhodes
and a Prophet~5 (used as an attempt to fortify a weak drum track).
I had my wallet stolen at work and wrote/recorded this song when I got
home.
A very far cry from my progressive rock roots, but this was the only thing
I
have left of the portastudio recordings. Too many years, too many moves.


(ducking from thrown debris) Poly








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Very clean and open sound! Not slammed to the walls as it seems
required nowadays

Considering it was recorded on a cassette, then mixed to a cassette, and sat
in a drawer for over 40 years, it's a wonder there's any fidelity at all ;-)
Thank you.

Poly

_______

Not really a wonder.

If more recent releases were mastered with the same care that
you stored your cassettes, they'd sound just as good!


Fostex X-26
https://youtu.be/3nqGhaw1npU
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On Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:16:36 PM UTC-4, Luxey wrote:
On Sunday, 18 April 2021 at 21:53:38 UTC+2, Chris K-Man wrote:
On Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1:03:57 PM UTC-4, polymod wrote:
"Chris K-Man" wrote in message
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On Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:11:31 PM UTC-4, polymod wrote:
"Tobiah" wrote in message ...
I saved up for an eternity when I was a kid and bought a Yamaha MT1X. I
studied
its operation and poured over the block diagram until I understood exactly
what it could do.

I made few recordings with it that were of any note, and none survive.

Does anyone have any examples of interesting recordings that were
made with a similar deck?

Well, I don't know if I'd call this interesting, and I'm sort of
embarrassed
to post this due to the obvious mistakes, bad quality, and numerous
plosives, but here goes.
http://sonicmusic.net/I'm_Mad.mp3

Recorded back in the late 70s on a Tascam Portastudio 244 using a Roland
TR606 drum machine, G&L F100 series II guitar, Minimoog bass, Fender
Rhodes
and a Prophet~5 (used as an attempt to fortify a weak drum track).
I had my wallet stolen at work and wrote/recorded this song when I got
home.
A very far cry from my progressive rock roots, but this was the only thing
I
have left of the portastudio recordings. Too many years, too many moves.


(ducking from thrown debris) Poly








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Very clean and open sound! Not slammed to the walls as it seems
required nowadays

Considering it was recorded on a cassette, then mixed to a cassette, and sat
in a drawer for over 40 years, it's a wonder there's any fidelity at all ;-)
Thank you.

Poly

_______

Not really a wonder.

If more recent releases were mastered with the same care that
you stored your cassettes, they'd sound just as good!

Fostex X-26
https://youtu.be/3nqGhaw1npU


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Your point?
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Tobiah wrote:
I saved up for an eternity when I was a kid and bought a Yamaha MT1X.* I
studied
its operation and poured over the block diagram until I understood exactly
what it could do.

I made few recordings with it that were of any note, and none survive.

Does anyone have any examples of interesting recordings that were
made with a similar deck?

One trick I learned was to boost the treble on the way in,
and cut it on the way out.* It was an effective noise reduction
technique as the net signal would be mostly unchanged, but the
audible tape hiss would be reduced in the high-cut.



Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" involved a 1982 vintage 4 track. Legend
has it that some of The Pixies records started out on 4 track.

I still have a Tascam 488 MkII bought in 1997. Probably needs a belt by
now. I have all the tapes sealed in plastic bags in boxes. Several
boxes; I don't know how many tapes. The 488 MkII had DBX.

In 2002, I bought a Fostex VF16 and transferred a lot of it to digital.
Some of it sounded pretty good. I ran some tests on the 488. It was
better than it should have been.

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On 24/04/2021 12:27 pm, Les Cargill wrote:


I still have a Tascam 488 MkII bought in 1997. Probably needs a belt by
now. I have all the tapes sealed in plastic bags in boxes. Several
boxes; I don't know how many tapes. The 488 MkII had DBX.


I had a Tascam 388 once upon a time (8 tracks on 1/4" with DBX). That
got sold when I got a DA-88.

geoff


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