Our holiday gift to ourselves- we relapped the heads on our faithful 2″ tape machine! It’s sounding sweeter than ever!!!
This is totally awesome. An MRL calibration tape made 4/20/1979 boom!
Tracking an album with our 16 track headstack for the next couple of weeks. We’ll keep you posted with more pics etc!
“Chris Mara has single-handedly revived the reputation of the great Jeep Harned’s American MCI JH series of tape machines. These have survived in large enough numbers to make a business out of their restoration ??? and the Mara rebuilt machines are top quality, great sounding, easy to keep lined up, and smooth running. We have all been pleasantly surprised that the MCI gear they are based on has lasted so well. They were so much better built than anything made today.”
Then he actually called us, and summed it all up by exclaiming:
“These things sound f*cking awesome!!”
So there you have it!
Not only do we tweak our tape machines to the max, we also tweak our lathe so every record sounds it’s best. This weekend we’ve got the master in from NYC working his magic.
Just added another pile of gear to the arsenal!??
Go to??www.welcometo1979.com/Gear.html??for the complete list!
Fall tape camp announced today! A weekend packed with tape machines, analog reverbs, recording, mixing, editing, and cutting vinyl records! Sign up before all the spots are filled.
Doing tons of transfers today! Saving history one note at a time. ( yep, that was totally cheesy)