Tape Deck

This is an outtake from the film I’m making right now for film scoring class.  As you can see from the picture, it’s a Teac A-2340RS 4-track quadraphonic machine that uses 7″ reels of 1/4″ tape, running at either 7.5ips or 3.75ips.  This is the machine I recorded my first album on, and these days I don’t get a whole lot of use out of it, but I did get to drag it out of storage and record some dialog with the old beast.  I’m currently recording on Ampex 642, one of my favorite tape stocks.

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I actually really like this shot, I just don’t think I have a use for it in my film.

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One thought on “Tape Deck

  1. Joe I’m not sure what your films about but what about filming the warm glow of the vu meters in action up close and a close up view of the take up tensioner moving just might win you a prize. These spots are sure to fit in any film.

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