Before the age of the digital 64-track multitrack recorder, there was the classic reel-to-reel recorder. Contrary to popular belief, all these modern gadgets won’t give you that warm, vibrant sound that came with the analog nature of reel-to-reel recordings. From McCartney to Page, reel-to-reel recording became the de facto standard (if not THE standard) in traditional studio recording.
We have here today an offering of ten different recorders from over the years. Some, like the Magnetophon, date all the way back to the 1930s whilst others appeared at various intervals over the years. Whether portable or stationary, chances are that if someone is looking to recapture that classic rock and roll sound, reel-to-reel is ultimately the answer.
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