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Has this been previously addressed? I need a NEW and SOLID cassette tape deck! Did the universe stop making these? Is a top of the line retro Walkman my ACTUAL best choice?

 

Back in the 90's I had an Aiwa 'duper' that would record both sides at once at double time... recently I could buy another more industrial (70's tech, probably late 80's chasis) 6by that would hit 16x, that's SO AWESOME if I want to promote my dick metal band's latest... hit... on cassingles but...

 

Where can I find a decent analog tape deck like the old mechanical Akai's ? I'm not entirely thrilled about remastering all the tapes but, since I can no longer listen to the tapes it seems... um, prudent.

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Cassette players are not made any more to the best of my knowledge.

 

I copped a shit ton of original release albums on cassette a few years back and went and bought a stereo separates deck to play them and the tapes just caught and fucked the whole thing.

 

So do more than i did - you're looking at second hand. So make sure you take tapes and check the tape decks work first. The issue is just finding something in decent nick.

 

Maybe also look at dead/ex-stock - there must be somewhere that has a few old boomboxes or whatnot with the tape deck still going online? Or else I would suggest a vintage electronics place.

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You're having difficulty finding something to record cassettes on; do you think people will make threads on their respective forums to ask how to play the shitty demo you gave them?

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There are options but they are expensive. I would look into paying someone to make the tapes for you and convert any existing tapes into some sort of file extension.

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You're having difficulty finding something to record cassettes on; do you think people will make threads on their respective forums to ask how to play the shitty demo you gave them?

 

imagine the disappointment when they finally play their cherished tape after a long adventure taking them to the four corners of the world trying to find a player. the people who endured a hardship of trading sexual favors in search of this elusive player, getting stabbed, shanked, beaten and fucked in the ass by horses all in the name of this hot mixtape they think may contain the meaning of life. when they finally reach this mexican person who stashed away their tape player in their fat wife's ass and fishing it out. the deck still brown and sticky from the poop of senorita fako cocko. they stick the tape in and play it to only hear some asswipe metal who got stuck in 80's. now they search the world for a long pointy dildo to stab their ears.

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You're having difficulty finding something to record cassettes on; do you think people will make threads on their respective forums to ask how to play the shitty demo you gave them?

 

twitter spam bro

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That's probably true.

 

I don't do twitter and am still holding out on upgrading to a smart phone--I have a difficult time relating to, and as such predicting, the actions of kids that grew up with the internet...

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You're having difficulty finding something to record cassettes on; do you think people will make threads on their respective forums to ask how to play the shitty demo you gave them?

 

 

Yeah, NO.

 

I probably wasn't clear in my first post because I expect any acceptable machine to play and record by default. Default of the fact that I expect too much? Perhaps.

 

What I need is a solid cassette PLAYER WITH RCA OUTPUTS (because I'm still not sold on 1/8" phone plugs).

 

Why I need it is bercause I have ~300 cassettes that made me thousands of dollars in the past (more than 10 less than 100). I have long ago stopped selling these tapes because of licensing issues (industry whole) and my own personal issues w/ licensing (in that I have a couple songs that make actual money). In recent years, however, I have made quite a few inroads towards clearing alot of these songs and, even if I never do that, these are just good tapes.

 

I need to find a way to preserve them because cellulose decays. I thought it was obvious that I would be pointed towards a digital output but I don't see how that really matters.

 

So, tldr:

 

quality Cassette PLAYER

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do you think people will make threads on their respective forums to ask how to play the shitty demo you gave them?

 

Actually, what does this even mean? What "respective forums" are you reffering to? Why would you presume my hypothetical 'demo' is "shitty"? Why do I have to give it to them for them to have it? Why don't you have a little fucking respect for a brother that moderated this forum when you sucked your mom's titty?

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Haha, okay.... I don't know who you are/were, .. but, catch feelings much?

 

I assume its shitty because you refer to your "...dick metal bands latest... hit...." If you'd like to clarify that its not "...dick metal..." you're welcome to, otherwise you're inviting assumption.

 

"respective forums" would mean who ever receives a cassette demo posts on their "respective forums." meaning, the forums that they themselves frequent.

Its pretty basic English.

 

 

And the internet, let alone 12 oz, did not exist during my breastfeeding days so......

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damn. this place has no mercy.

what happened to your old screenname? having login problems like 98% of our members?

 

anyway. i still need a fucking amp so i can hook up my turntable. got lazy on that and let the vinyl collect dust. luckily someone did something awesome and converted a shit ton of old dj mixes from the 90s to digital and i was able to download most of my old cassette stuff.

 

they definitely still make em though, amazon has plenty. cannot rec. aiwa used to be quality. go with that.

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I also wanted to add that 99% of demo tapes are shitty.

The more dangerous assumption would be giving anyone advanced credit for their demo tape, instead of assuming it sucks.

 

So it wasn't personal, you can unbind your panties, it was just statistical pragmatism...

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So: reset:

 

I was unclear, in my previous posts.. let me be clear.

 

These are NOT demo's for my 'dick metal band'.

I do NOT need to record 16 tapes at once.

 

I need to remaster cassettes (to digital, presumably cd output but I've got MANY terrabytes at my disposal so largest file size (biggest headroom) is king.

 

What I'd hoped to get get were a bunch of quick time opinions on my options for various CASSETTE PLAYERS with either RCA (preferable) or USB (REALLY NOT PREFERABLE, REALLY NOT) htat I could use to reliably play my tapes without eating them.

 

Used is not really an option because I know how pinch rollers wear AND eat up/transfer dirt and stick to the tape leading to it getting eaten. It happens with good rollers that are dirty and old rollers that are clean, I need new, clean rollers.

 

So, as far as the tapes I mentioned...As I said, these aren't demo's. These are mix tapes (not DJ style), i dunno, sort of easy listening 70's guitar music. James Taylor, Jesse Winchester, Gordon Lightfoot, etc... I used to sell them to restuarants that wanted continuous quiet music with no commercials. As I said, I made some money there, but these days it isn't really about that.

 

I also have probably 2k tapes of dubious origin and random sources that could stand to be preserved. The reason I mentioned high speed duping was because I can only live so long and I'd like to get it done. Also, as I said, the only solutions I found were in the multiple tape to tape (or X to tape) relm.

 

 

So, again...

 

If anyone knows of a solid NEW IN BOX tape deck of esteemed quality, please let me know... apparently production has shut down.

 

Also, as I asked in my original post, if anyone knows about the latest Sony Walkmans (walkmen?) please tip me off too, back in the day those little tape decks used to have some of the widest frequency response bands of all.

 

To recap, I need an INPUT machine, output is most likely CD.

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