Mara Machines founder Chris Mara has been restoring MCI tape machines for years. Now, he’s dragging them into the 21st century with a few nifty updates. The first is an iOS app that walks you through the calibration of a tape machine. He’s also unveiled a couple of interesting new retrofit options for Mara Machine tape systems: a wireless remote control and an API-style output stage. We find out more on the show floor at Summer NAMM in Nashville, where Mara has his studio, Welcome To 1979.
Retro studio owner launches tape calibration app