I am perfectly happy recording digitally and frankly, I love the sound. I do enjoy the “smoothness” and grit that pushing tape can add. I have figured out a way to get my reel to reel into my system in a way that is easy to work and keeps it in a comfortable position. I also like the grit that my reel to reel can add to some music but I could work without this for the rest of my life never truly missing it. I have certain clients that love the mystique of recording reel to reel. This would be for them.
I’ve never really learned how to take care of a reel to reel properly. I never really understood de-magnifying, cleaning etc. I will be hooking up the reel to reel at the beginning of July after I get it back from my tech that will be going over the whole unit to make sure everything is ship-shape. Does anyone have anyone know how to really maintain a reel to reel?
Is this guy getting it right?