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Re: Gear lust

Post by AxeD » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:01 pm

4000 words explaining your practical research and discussing results should be sufficient.

Gonna figure out tomorrow whether I'm even doing a practical part. Mine is about the
functions of music in visual media, so some kind of case study would be nice I think.
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Re: Gear lust

Post by fragments » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:40 pm

I never ended up in a class like this in graduate school...but there are whole courses that study just writing good survey questions. The few Rhetoric and Composition courses I took each required us to write a paper where we collected our own data. I got ripped a new one each time for writing poor survey questions or creating a totally fucked research scenario.

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Re: Gear lust

Post by legend4ry » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:06 am

Looking at Cassette decks as a permanent edition to the sampling side of my gear.

Anyone had any experience with a Technics RS-X302? Its going for 30 on ebay, 10 for shipping.

Or any recommendations? The older and more hifi based the better.
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Re: Gear lust

Post by mks » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:17 am

I have an Technics one from the '80's or early '90's. The Technics sound good. I still play cassettes regularly.

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Ahh yeah, there it is. RS-TR157.

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Re: Gear lust

Post by legend4ry » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:26 am

I can only imagine this sounds great though : http://ebay.eu/1wUGsvb

All dem nakamichi's being sold too.

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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:26 am

Check out all the Tascams. And also, no no on the hi fi. Like yes, of course, but not exclusively, mate. Some really quality sounds come from cheaply designed circuits getting the shit driven out of them.

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Classic:
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DON'T OVERLOOK 4 TRACKS!

So much more useful for sound design. Can layer, can adjust pitch/speed, can do goofy gain staging things to produce different effects, can play shit in reverse, trust on this, a two track cassette deck is cool, and in the future I'll surely pick one up, but a 4 track will give more bang for your buck. Also, can get higher fi with higher tape speeds than consumer decks.

Oh another classic:
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Haven't used any of these. Can't recall the id of the decks I used in yonder years.

That deck that you're looking at, I think it is part of like a stereo setup and doesn't have its own power supply. I think the receiver/amp was supposed to power it. I'd check into that. I'm not sure.
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Re: Gear lust

Post by legend4ry » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:43 am

There is 0 Tascam cassette decks being sold on Ebay in the UK and Gumtree (our craigslist).

Alternatives? haha
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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:05 am

I know a ukzer who just bought a 122 mark 3(I think) off of gumtree. They come up. Can't go wrong.

But heed the advice: 4 track. Far more versatile, and if you want hifi, prolly the highest fi recording you can get on cassette.
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Re: Gear lust

Post by legend4ry » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:09 am

Also.

VCR players are expensive as fook.

Gunna have to thrift store it I think!
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Re: Gear lust

Post by cyclopian » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:08 am

ive been using this for a while, it was actually sat outside my friends house under a tarp amongst other junk for years and it worked perfectly when i plugged it back in a few months back.

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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:33 am

Jelly Beans.
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Re: Gear lust

Post by cyclopian » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:47 am

mine does not look that nice and smells faintly on animal urine even after several cleanings; the urine smell has now become another part of my workflow
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Re: Gear lust

Post by hubb » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:26 pm

cant get a vintage sound without fox piss
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Re: Gear lust

Post by hubb » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:27 pm

Has anyone done any reel to reel before btw?

seems the >>>>>>>
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Re: Gear lust

Post by legend4ry » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:19 pm

I have, just the market has boomed in the last 12 months (Hipsters?).

Unserviced going for the price of serviced was 12-24 months ago.
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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:35 pm

Seriously, fucking hipsters. Somebody needs to "rediscover" something else cool so these fucks can move on. (No offense Cyclopian)

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Re: Gear lust

Post by hubb » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:49 pm

yeah prolly just retro being cool but yeah would have to find one somewhere odd maybe like a school or something closing down etc..
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Re: Gear lust

Post by mks » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:05 pm

I left behind two reel to reels several years ago when I was moving because I didn't want to lug then around.

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Re: Gear lust

Post by fragments » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:27 pm

Not to derail your fascinating conversation about outdated recording mediums...but my girlfriend just texted me that my UltraNova arrived!!!

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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:52 pm

Mf... My Sample hasn't even shipped yet.

Seller is like as soon as they come in, we'll ship it out to you. I was like I could have had it already from another seller, they're like don't worry, and promptly issued me a tracking number. A prospective tracking number, for the package they haven't shipped. I really hate sleezeballs.

And f you mks. I've left crates and crates and CRATES of records on a street corner, but TWO reel to reels, that is unforgivable.
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