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FLASHBACK: 1987 Tascam Porta Two Cassette Four-Track Tape Recorder

FLASHBACK 1987 Tascam Porta Two Cassette Four-Track Tape Recorder BACKGROUND The Porta Two is a portable cassette four-track tape recorder manufactured by Tascam in 1987. Teac/Tascam are a huge influence in home recording. The Teac 144, the first cassette four-track recorder, was released in 1979. The 144 kicked off the cassette recording revolution. The Tascam […]Read More »

PreSonus Studio One 3 DAW Review

PreSonus Studio One 3 DAW Review PROS: Affordable. Easy transition from other DAWs. No subscription needed. Mac & PC compatible. CONS: None. Home recording with Pro Tools certainly leveled the playing field; any user who laid down their hard earned money could use the same recording platform as professional recording artists and engineers. Like all […]Read More »

A Complete Guide to Plug-Ins For Your Home Studio

A Complete Guide to Plug-Ins For Your Home Studio In the May issue of Performer, I wrote about analog tape machine plug-ins. This month we’re going to focus on plug ins for home studio owners. A home studio can be a million dollar facility owned by a rock star, trust fund kid, etc, or a […]Read More »

Why You Need a Control Surface For Your Home Studio

Do You Need a Control Surface for Your Home Studio? In the good old days of analog recording, when something needed adjustment on the mix you reached out for a fader or knob and not the mouse. Somewhere along the way someone decided that doing all the work in one box work was the way […]Read More »

Win An Audio-Technica AT2020USBi Microphone & ATH-M40x Headphones PLUS Get Featured in Print! 

Performer is giving away 3 (three) really cool recording bundles this month, each featuring the fantastic new high-resolution digital output AT2020USBi mic that includes USB and Lightning output cables, AND a pair of ATH-M40x professional studio headphones from our friends Audio-Technica. Learn more about the AT2020USBi here and the ATH-M40x headphones here. Total retail value for each bundle is $489. Here’s the deal – we’re searching for 3 […]Read More »

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