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Postby WOMPS on Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:47 am

Hey,

Just wondering what sort of gear i'd need for turning my tiny spare room into a recording set up with all analogue gear. We have mics etc but would need a reel to reel and a mixer I'd imagine. What else?

Trying to do it fairly cheap. We like things to sound a little shitty so whatever works would do fine.


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Re: Analogue Home Studio

Postby Boombats on Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:55 pm

Have you considered investing in a Phil Spector wig?
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Re: Analogue Home Studio

Postby WOMPS on Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:16 pm

Looking the part might be the first step. On it.
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Re: Analogue Home Studio

Postby tmoneygetpaid on Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:09 pm

First of all, fuck you you can't do that because that may prevent you from coming back to record here.

Dude uses a Tascam 388. I had one of those before I knew anything about this stuff and it fell into terrible disrepair. If you want to do this, you'll have to commit to learning your thing/s. Also, 8-track 1/4" is not a great-sounding format, but somehow dude made it sound good, or the 388 is for show and he's recording into Logic (my suspicion).

The slightly more legit path would be an Otari MX5050-8 and a decent mixer with decent pres. Old Soundcraft or the like. Or these days a small Midas would sound comparably good and be a lot smaller.
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Re: Analogue Home Studio

Postby WOMPS on Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:21 am

Not looking to do more than acoustic demos really. That's really helpful! Thanks.

I'll be back at Electrical as soon as the label puts our record out and we can get started on another.
I can't think of recording anywhere else. The drum sound Steve got for us is so great and EA feels like a home to us.

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Re: Analogue Home Studio

Postby Jellium on Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:36 pm

I used a Tascam 238 for a while. It's a solid machine and easy to use. Don't pay more than 200 bucks for one. Everyone is crazy about this "cassette" sound right now. Just a few months ago I took a whole mix and ran it at extreme level through a tape deck I got from goodwill and back in the DAW...I thought this is kinda silly but I looked back and the band was happy so thats all that matters. :)

If you get a mixing board, get anything but a mackie...I know you said you don't mind the lofi sound, but someone has to draw the fuckin line.
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