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Flashback: 1980s Fostex A-2 Reel-to-Reel

BACKGROUND My best friends and I grew up playing music in the middle of Iowa in a small town where there was a small college.  We would play shows at this college as high school students and got to know a lot of the college kids at the time.  We often went to the student-run […]Read More »

FLASHBACK: AMPEX ATR-102 Tape Machine

“Fitted with custom tube electronics built by Esoteric Audio Research” YEAR Originally built in the 1970s HISTORY This unit was originally built by Ampex – they were known as some of the best 2-track recorders and the best sounding machines. The specific ATR-102 that I used belongs to Paul Stubblebine – a colleague and great […]Read More »