ironbut Posted December 20, 2020 Report Share Posted December 20, 2020 I am/was the moderator for the Tape Project forum and I have a modified Technics RS1500 with a custom tube output that replaces the 70's era solid state amp. I use that for listening to a collection of about 400 reel to reel tapes. I also have an Ampex ATR700 which is one of the last machines that Ampex sold. It was a collaboration between Ampex and Teac. I have a couple of head-blocks for the Ampex and I did some experimenting with the mono/full track head set processing tracks similar to what you're planning. The results were mixed, but in the long run, I ended up using tape machine plugins. I admit that my mixing chops weren't nearly what they should have been to make an honest assessment of the process but reel to reel tape is not the cheapest or quickest media to deal with and I'm pretty happy with the subtle results I get with the plugins I use. After running the Tape Project forum, I did get practiced at teaching and guiding other folks on the care and feeding of reel to reel tape machines. I wrote a guide which (although many links to pictures are now dead) still exists and may help you getting your Revox running. I'm a huge fan of these machines so I'd be happy to give you any advice you might need. Just PM me! Here's a link to the forum. The Beginners Guide is located at the top of the General Discussion page. https://forum.tapeproject.com/ Here's a pic of my listening machine. 7 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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