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Posted - 05/30/2018 :  09:22:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote  [Reply to Topic]  | [Reply w/ Quote]
TASCAM 202mkVII Dual Cassette Deck with USB

TASCAM's new 202mkVII dual cassette deck is the latest generation of the company's professional cassette recorders. Coveted for their reliable performance, comprehensive feature set, and audio quality, the 202 series has long been the leading choice for recording studios, houses of worship, audio/music enthusiasts, and other professional applications.

The 202mkVII's most noteworthy new feature is a rear-panel USB output that enables recording and archiving cassettes to digital media. A front-panel -inch, high-impedance (200 k#937;) microphone input with dedicated level control enables live input to be mixed with Tape 1 audio and recorded, in real time, to Tape 2 for karaoke and voiceover applications. The mic input also can accept line-level signals. In addition to the USB output, the rear panel provides stereo analog line-level input and output on unbalanced RCA connectors. A -inch stereo headphone output with dedicated level knob is conveniently located on the front of the unit...

Continue reading: TASCAM Unveils 202mkVII Dual Cassette Deck with USB in News.

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Posted - 05/30/2018 :  09:28:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cool! That would have been really handy about 2000 or so!

I suppose there are going to be lots of "hold outs" who will see the value of it, though.

I think I switched from cassette to CD starting around '95. I know it took me a while! LOL I had 700+ cassettes that I made from my vinyl collection.

Michael
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garrigus
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Posted - 05/30/2018 :  7:27:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cassette decks with USB have actually been around for a while, but I'm not sure if there are other pro decks. Looks nice.

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Posted - 05/30/2018 :  7:44:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It does....
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Jim Sturm
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quote:
Originally posted by mcintalker

..."hold outs" who will see the value ...



Hey! I resemble that! :)

I have a 102MKII in the studio that I still use occasionally. I have lots of demos, archives, backups etc. that I dig out occasionally (when I can find them.) Besides, I never get rid of anything. Seems that what's old sometimes becomes new.

Besides, nothing beats the sound of analog tape like analog tape. Even 1\8"

;)

-Jim

P.S. Come to think of it, I have a 122 as well...


Old Dog... New Tricks!

Edited by - Jim Sturm on 06/10/2018 10:05:10 AM
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Posted - 06/10/2018 :  1:20:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ha. Jim, I wish I still had the cassettes of my songs and pieces!

They got "accidently" tossed out while building my Pentimento Sound studio in 2001, by 2 young guys who were trading work for time. Oh well...

I had a pair of Teac (or Tascam)dual cassette decks that could dub one to the other, allowing me to make a bunch of cassettes "faster". I also had a pair of MicroBoards QD2 that I could make a bunch of CD copies with.

Now I guess it's all thumbdrives!

The main thing about being "old school" is the experience and being "educated".
I love the Latin meaning of the word. It means to lead oneself forward.

Michael
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garrigus
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Posted - 06/11/2018 :  07:50:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I still have a bunch of tapes stored away too, but not sure if they're still playable. I'll have to check them out. It's not like I have a climate controlled room in my home.

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Posted - 06/11/2018 :  09:08:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit mcintalker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm glad I left tape behind! LOL


This machine definitely has some interesting features and had it been available "back in the day", I would have had to buy one.

So.... no climate controlled room, eh? LOL

Michael
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