The Elf wrote:I never used a cassette multi-tracker. And I'm happy I kept it that way!
Neither did I - in fact I never got the 4 track thing at all. I did a couple of projects on 4 tracks - one cassette based and one on an old half inch Ampex and they both involved too many compromises which, I felt, got in the way of creativity.
I was much happier using a 2 track Revox and building things up in mono using sound on sound. It meant getting each sound right before recording and getting the mix right too. Punch ins were very audible so you really needed to perform the whole part all the way through. I learned an awful lot about building up songs and mixing by working in this way.
And when I finally upgraded to 8 track the Revox made a great master recorder.