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Re: cassette tape

Posted: 08 Jun 2019 15:40
by chgc
My problem with buying used tapes for rerecording is that I often find the previous owners music too interesting to record over. I guess this isn’t a problem, so much as a bonus. I’ve been introduced to music I probably wouldn’t have heard otherwise this way, like swing.

Re: cassette tape

Posted: 08 Jun 2019 16:13
by Roberto C2H3
chgc wrote:
08 Jun 2019 15:40
My problem with buying used tapes for rerecording is that I often find the previous owners music too interesting to record over. I guess this isn’t a problem, so much as a bonus. I’ve been introduced to music I probably wouldn’t have heard otherwise this way, like swing.
Indeed 8) This has happened to me as well :lol: Although I had absolutely no problem recording over some "musac" style recorded on three dozen Maxell XLII 90 tapes that are in great shape. I believe they were used as elevator music, hotel lobby, or some other inane sound assault :shock: As an example, there was a truly awful version of Sweet Caroline sung by some lady that sounded like she was undergoing excruciating pain :shock:

Re: cassette tape

Posted: 10 Jun 2019 01:27
by chgc
Hey, Roberto. You should try making some vaporwave tapes with those Maxell’s.

Re: cassette tape

Posted: 10 Jun 2019 15:45
by Roberto C2H3
chgc wrote:
10 Jun 2019 01:27
Hey, Roberto. You should try making some vaporwave tapes with those Maxell’s.
:lol: chgc; I had to look up the term as was unaware of its meaning. A little research shows some vaporware cassette tapes command several hundred dollars in Discogs :shock:

Re: cassette tape

Posted: 10 Jun 2019 19:28
by Roberto C2H3
Roberto C2H3 wrote:
10 Jun 2019 15:45
chgc wrote:
10 Jun 2019 01:27
Hey, Roberto. You should try making some vaporwave tapes with those Maxell’s.
:lol: chgc; I had to look up the term as was unaware of its meaning. A little research shows some vaporware cassette tapes command several hundred dollars in Discogs :shock:
Sorry, I meant to type vaporwave. Vaporware is software that is promised but never delivered #-o

Re: cassette tape

Posted: 10 Jun 2019 22:46
by chgc
Reminds me of a thread about a kickstarter turntable from back in March. I wonder if that vapor will ever condense?

Re: cassette tape

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 00:48
by Roberto C2H3
chgc wrote:
10 Jun 2019 22:46
Reminds me of a thread about a kickstarter turntable from back in March. I wonder if that vapor will ever condense?
Is that the one which had a really scrumptious brunette dancing about in tights pseudo ballet style?

Boy, I was ready to order a few =P~ =P~ =P~

Re: cassette tape

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 01:53
by chgc
Nice dancer, but that record player looks like a real dog to me (although it’s probably an improvement over this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_efv3ZGPc7A ).

I was thinking about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eq_NJUjYYQ .

But back to tapes. Why bother with a bulk eraser? I’ve never noticed a problem with just recording over the previous content.

Re: cassette tape

Posted: 11 Jun 2019 18:11
by Roberto C2H3
chgc wrote:
11 Jun 2019 01:53
Nice dancer, but that record player looks like a real dog to me (although it’s probably an improvement over this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_efv3ZGPc7A ).

I was thinking about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eq_NJUjYYQ .

But back to tapes. Why bother with a bulk eraser? I’ve never noticed a problem with just recording over the previous content.
Personally I'm not interested in any turntable depicted in kickstarter, but that brunette did manage to stay in my memory... =P~

I also have never noticed a problem just recording over previous content. :)

Best from the Pampas;
roberto

Re: cassette tape

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 14:32
by Jim Leach
Recording over should work well enough if the deck is operating properly.

However, bulk erasing provides a "black" background to record onto.

If you listen to a brand new, out of the package blank tape, and compare it to one where you recorded "nothing" you can clearly hear the difference.