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OT: Transferring 1/4" Reel to Reels in Tucson #2991102
05/24/19 05:24 PM
05/24/19 05:24 PM
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Hi--anyone from around there? My old high school jazz teacher lives and plays trombone around town at 80! Anyway, our high school was a freakishly good one, with a young Nathan East on bass, Carl Evans Jr (Fattburger) on piano, Hollis Gentry lll (Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton) on tenor and me on drums, and several other wonderful players who are still very active today. We won every festival we ever entered (except for one, funny story on request).

But we had no recordings, or so I thought until my teacher told me he had 1/4" reel to reels that he had been planning on digitizing since the '80s. So I want to find a recording studio that could digitize them in Tucson and get it done while everyone is still alive (though sadly, both Carl and Hollis have passed away).

I tried Luna Recording, but their reel to reel machine has broken and it doesn't sound like they're going to fix it any time soon.

Anyone there who might be able to point me in the right direction?

Thanks,

Doug

KC Island
Re: OT: Transferring 1/4" Reel to Reels in Tucson [Re: Jazzooo] #2991117
05/24/19 07:05 PM
05/24/19 07:05 PM
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Are they 2-track? Or 8-track?
Recorded on what deck?
Iím guessing a Tascam 2-track?


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Re: OT: Transferring 1/4" Reel to Reels in Tucson [Re: ElmerJFudd] #2991120
05/24/19 07:23 PM
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A quick google search yielded several results of studios with 1/4" machines.

Allusion
Jim Brady
waterworks


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Re: OT: Transferring 1/4" Reel to Reels in Tucson [Re: J. Dan] #2991121
05/24/19 07:32 PM
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Before you hand over precious tapes like this, don't just find someone with the right gear, find someone with experience doing this. Tapes that old can be brittle & break easily. Some need to be baked and you may only get one shot at making a good copy. No undo capabilities with all things related to tape!


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Re: OT: Transferring 1/4" Reel to Reels in Tucson [Re: mcgoo] #2991138
05/24/19 10:46 PM
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Often times mastering facilities have well working tape machines, the proper ovens with which to bake tapes if needed, and experience transferring to digital.


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