Here's what I recorded on when I first started recording

Discussion in 'Home Recording and Studios' started by Papa Joe, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    90
    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
  2. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Age:
    64
    Dec 28, 2017
    Padre Island
    Mine was a Teac 3340 4 track.
     
  3. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Ah ... I expected a Soundcloud link or something.
     
    Papa Joe likes this.
  4. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    90
    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Naw, a long time before sound cloud was even thought about..We're talking like 70 years ago..
     
    KG7IL likes this.
  5. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    I know, but I thought we'd hear some of it.
     
  6. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Age:
    64
    Dec 28, 2017
    Padre Island
    I did mine in 1981 at Lower Columbia College in Longview Washington.
    Done on a Moog Sonic Six and a Teac 3340. 4 track mixed down to stereo.
    The video I did recently with Vegas.

     
  7. My old man had a reel to reel. He used it for recording live shows he and his brother where in. It was a Phillips brand and he recorded me learning chord progressions as a kid.
    The deck is long gone and so are those tapes. I'd really love to have those old tapes. Memories will have to do.


    Cheers, Barrie.
     
    gmt124 and fattboyzz like this.
  8. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

    Age:
    59
    338
    Feb 25, 2017
    Rhode Island USA
    I had a Teac too. But remember the model number? ..... Yeah, right. ... thats gotta be 40 years ago
     
  9. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Age:
    47
    Jun 29, 2011
    IA
    My dad had a 2 channel reel to reel that looked pretty much like that. I used it for recording for awhile. I still have some of the tapes stored but nothing to play them on now.
    If he drives out to visit me again I'm going to ask him to bring it even if it's just a conversation piece in my studio I think it would be pretty cool.
     
    fattboyzz likes this.
  10. gmt124

    gmt124 Squier-Meister

    Age:
    65
    120
    Aug 11, 2019
    Wales, UK
    Revox A77, bouncing from one track to the other. As Papa Joe says, simple and basic, but I loved it.
     
    MrYeats likes this.
  11. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Last band I was with (1973), we recorded some of our practice sessions. I recently borrowed such a recorder to transfer my tapes to MP3.

    https://soundcloud.com/drbgood/sarrmel-sprout-b
    https://soundcloud.com/drbgood/sarrmel-sprout-a
    https://soundcloud.com/drbgood/pratique-sarrmel-sprout-guitare-basse-1973

    If you ask around your community, I'm sure there's a neighbor who still has one he'd lend to you to do the same.
     
    fadetoz and MrYeats like this.
  12. Tepid Pilot

    Tepid Pilot Squier Talker

    Mono Wollensak, just like this one:

    [​IMG]

    Think I got it in '57, a Jr. High graduation gift from my grannie. Started out taping top 40 am radio hits. Got a couple sound effects lp's and my pals and I made our own improvised radio shows. Recorded piano practice. Few years later, after I took up guitar, taped my "folk" act practice.

    Machine and tapes are long gone, but I wouldn't mind having the crazy radio show tapes.

    TP
     
    duceditor, Caddy and Las Palmas Norte like this.
  13. beagle

    beagle Squier Talker

    Age:
    60
    95
    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    [​IMG]

    I started recording on something like this, back in the mid 60s, before I even started playing guitar. It was a while before Akai and Teac machines came my way.
     
  14. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    72
    Nov 29, 2010
    Indiana
    I began with this Voice Of Music reel to reel VM722. Got it for Christmas back in about 1959. It was really advanced for the time. It was the first to allow what they called 'Sound on Sound'. It allowed you to record one part then record a second part while listening to the first. Did a lot of recording with that. Later moved on to a 4-track TEAC.

     
    Papa Joe likes this.
  15. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    90
    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Yep, had that also..Matter of fact my first echo was made from one of those..
     
    Caddy likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice