4 track tape. Oh, the overratedeness!

Been listening quite a bit to the Iron&Wine collection Around The Well.
It’s mostly Sam Beams home recordings on his 4 track. Sounds great!

So of course I gotta try out those ancient machines… and it’s as exactly annoying as I remember it from my teens.
Borrowed Raz‘s old XR-5 Fostex. It doesn’t rewind. Nor can you record an electric directly, because it distorts the input insanely (in a good way, but not all the time).

On the plus side, there is bleed through from whatever was on the tape. So now there is The Doors playing backwards on everything I record. Neat!

Hmm… guess a cool retro style doesn’t make up for talent.
fostex-fr-5

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One Response to 4 track tape. Oh, the overratedeness!

  1. Rasmoose says:

    or maybe: talent doesn’t make up for cool retro style….. Hay can we hear some snippets, please?!

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