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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby The Culprit » Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:44 pm

The Elf wrote:Mention 'spot erasing', 'timecode bleed', or 'edge track' to a seasoned tape-jockey and watch his face turn grey... ;)

Man I don't even want to know what those things are :lol:
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby blinddrew » Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:16 pm

Big +1 to that. :)
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:18 pm

The Culprit wrote:
The Elf wrote:Mention 'spot erasing', 'timecode bleed', or 'edge track' to a seasoned tape-jockey and watch his face turn grey... ;)

Man I don't even want to know what those things are :lol:

And nobody has, yet, mentioned the cost of tape (or tape recorders) :crazy:
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:43 pm

Seeing as we're there...

This: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284039770506?var=0

is an example of my final open-reel deck. Purchased new in 1978 for the same price as it's being sold for in the advert!

I've just checked... I paid the equivalent of £3000 for this machine - at 'mates rate' discount. :o
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby The Culprit » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:06 pm

It boiles my brain that a lot of you guys still love to immerse yourselves in that old reel to reel stuff (not necessarily you guys in this thread, talking generally here). I get that PC's are not for everyone, especially the older generation, but price, space, maintenance things like that surely must come into the thinking?

Gluttons for punishment springs to mind :D
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:12 pm

TBH (as The Elf says) mostly it's not 'us oldies' who hark back to tape being 'special' it's the young guns who never had to use it...
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby CS70 » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:21 pm

The Culprit wrote:It boiles my brain that a lot of you guys still love to immerse yourselves in that old reel to reel stuff

Where did u get that idea from? I don't think that anybody here does or loves it.. some people who's done it for a long time used to use tape back then. Not now..
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby The Elf » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:23 pm

The Culprit wrote:It boiles my brain that a lot of you guys still love to immerse yourselves in that old reel to reel stuff...
It equally boils my brain that any youngster would want to get into it, but there seems to be one along every minute. By the time the penny has dropped a lot of money could have changed hands... :headbang:
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby The Culprit » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:29 pm

Yeah maybe my last comment wasn't thought through properly...makes sense that it's a thing for the new generation to be curious about. But hey, we like what we like I suppose.
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:42 pm

I guess it's a bit like saying vinyl is better than CD... :headbang:
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby The Culprit » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:46 pm

Come on now, let's not go there :lol:

(And yes, it is if you're wondering)
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:48 pm

Cheeky young whippersnapper :protest:
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby The Culprit » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:51 pm

I've been called worse to be fair :mrgreen:
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:53 pm

:D :D :D
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Re: Editing and Comping

Postby James Perrett » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:06 pm

Looks like I'm the only one around here who still likes tape...

Would I use it on a new session? Probably not - unless you were paying me good money. However, hearing some of the music from my younger days playing direct from a master often brings a big smile to my face.
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