Showing posts with label Reel To Reel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reel To Reel. Show all posts

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Viking Reel To Reel Advert

Only in MCM ads to guys look so cool.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

RTR Of Unusual Size

Weeks of listening pleasure on one reel.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stellavox SP7

I'm new to Stellavox reel to reel players but they look like quality equipment. Since it is made in Switzerland that is easy to understand..

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Studer RTR Studio Sound 1976 Ad

If anyone has a spare one of these RTR laying around I would be happy to take care of it for you.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nagra Reel To Reel Perfection

The Nagra battery powered reel to reel is Swiss industrial design perfection. These were the standard field recording devices until the 90's. From the 50's to the 90's it was upgraded and refined 9 times. I'd really love to have one of these.

Some history.

Machine history.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Retro HiFi Girl Firday

I've been buying RTR tapes lately. This is nit very easy because good titles are very expensive. I've already learned the value of a splicer on older tapers. My Pioneer RTR is a little brutal on the rewind and fast forward. Anyway I've almost caught up from my trip so hopefully get some meatier post next week.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Delia Derbyshire Electronic Music Pioneer at the BBC

Delia Derbyshire started experimenting with tape loops and experimental sounds in the late 50's at the BBC with the Radiophonic Workshop. This was pre synth so every sound was meticulously made by hand. Her main focus was theory and perception of sound. She composed the original Dr.Who theme and worked on various electronica projects. Unfortunately she gave up on electronic music when the synthesizers started to be more widespread. She thought of here work as obsolete since now anyone can just hit a key to get an electronic sound that she had to work so hard to perfect.

This blog post does not do her justice so read about her here.

Early Reel-to-Reel Beat Matching Virtuosa Delia at work.

1963 Delia - Dr.Who Theme

1969 Delia Love Without Sound

Friday, October 23, 2009

Paragon Garrard 301 and RTR Awesome Vintage Hi-Fi

I came across this killer ad pic while I was researching Garrard tonearms. This dude has one hip swinging bachelor pad.