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  • Tape-Tastic- Meet the tape dj with ,1,000 Walkmans

    https://www.ozy.com/good-sht/tape-ta...m_name=Organic

  • #2
    Nice vid,
    I've been lucky enough to find a WM-D6C and two DC2s at the boot sales over the last year. Absolutely beautiful machines that I really should do something with.

    WF

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    • #3
      You always get the person arguing on these threads (the article not this thread) that tapes and records can never sound better than lossless digital files because of Well science. Well IMHO having listened to music since the 80s on a range of formats and digital files through various soundcards/audio interfaces one costing near to a grand and different amps, speakers, separates is they don't.

      It always leaves me feeling like the audio equivalent of a flat earther. Anyway these dudes should bore off with their talk of bitrate and kHz. My ears say no and that might not be down to the perfect replication produced digitally just that tape and vinyl sounds better.

      My only issue with tape is how it degrades otherwise I used to love it. Hats off to him I think it's brill!
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      • #4
        I remember the first time the batteries died in mine. I was a kid and listening to a Cosby Show episode to learn English. I wondered why everyone was talking so slowly and in deep voices. Then the small girl Rudy did a demonic growl right into my ears. Scared the shit out of me.
        Find yourself a rainbow, a song a day and you won't grow old.

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        • #5
          I liked that. I never had a Walkman. I had a portable CD but it came from a charity shop and I hardly ever used it. The idea of listening to music while I'm walking about has never appealed to me for some reason. I once thought it might be a good thing to do while I was doing the lawn-mowing but I felt a little disconnected from the task.
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          • #6
            They once gave away blank tapes in a brand of washing powder. I pestered my Mum to buy the brand and I remember playing one and I could hear muffled voices in the background. Proper creeped me out it did. They probably used recycled tape or something, they were crap tapes, really tinny.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Shere Khan View Post
              I liked that. I never had a Walkman. I had a portable CD but it came from a charity shop and I hardly ever used it. The idea of listening to music while I'm walking about has never appealed to me for some reason. I once thought it might be a good thing to do while I was doing the lawn-mowing but I felt a little disconnected from the task.
              I tried a couple of music listening options while lawn mowing:
              1 Earphones from phone (or, a few years back, iPod - remember them?)
              2 My wireless headphones while something played on my hifi
              Same problem with both - lawn mower was so noisy I had to turn the music up ear-shatteringly loud to hear it. So abandoned it pretty quickly for the sake of my eardrums ...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mactheruss View Post

                I tried a couple of music listening options while lawn mowing:
                1 Earphones from phone (or, a few years back, iPod - remember them?)
                2 My wireless headphones while something played on my hifi
                Same problem with both - lawn mower was so noisy I had to turn the music up ear-shatteringly loud to hear it. So abandoned it pretty quickly for the sake of my eardrums ...
                I wondered about wireless headphones, and would they actually work. Thing is I don't even use headphones indoors so they probably wouldn't be for me. Really, I suppose, I don't like like to listen to music in isolation; I like to have it in the air around me.
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                • #9
                  Talking of tapes, searching on youtube for "homemade tape echo" is rewarding, if you like studio gear and tape delay etc and other dubby business.

                  Lots of people making them, either for guitar or as a studio/electronic music thing. A portable 3-head Marantz seems a favourite for modification

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