Tascam 244 Four Track Cassette Multitrack & Analog Mixer. Rare Vintage find
May 28, 2018 admin 0 Comments
The persistence of Analog! Such a plethora of I/Os to accommodate any demanding configuration with an added convenience of individual send/receive for each of the four track channels for solo external processing or direct out loop link. It’s all you need for capturing that missing body of warmth sound character unattainable by the ubiquitous ones and zeros counterpart. One of my personal project. Fitted with new belts including capstan motor, tape transport & pinch roller rubber tires are freshly installed as well, headblock demagnetized. Countless hours spent given a 20 point tune up by opening the machine layer by layer, board by board. Buffed and detailed clean every crevice every line to free from dusts. Furthermore, lubrication and deoxit all knobs & controls, including many pertinent connections, majority of electronics and moving parts where necessarily important to ensure proper contact, static free and smooth operation with even some retouching involved in the process. It is worth having this indispensable 244 machine around in any audio or video environment to add substantial life. To any cold masterings that perhaps only a pleasing saturation of a tape can ever deliver. I have done literally endless projects with the 244 back in the day and I can’t endorse it enough for its reliability and unsurpassed sound. Anecdotally, IMHO, any tape based format recordings, digital (DAT) or analog will deliver a far sonic superiority. It even stands its ground in digital transfers. Albeit, our affinity to Analog is simply.. “Still” we are all “Analog People” after all living in an evolving tech world of… As a desk top mixer, the 244 four-channel input alone is an amazing value enough to justify its staple purpose in any home based or pro studio alike.. Don’t missed out on this opportunity to own it! All buttons work as expected. I’m an audio engineer, dj, a/v tech, an electronic hobbyist and perhaps a purveyor of all things analog. I have refurbished, repaired, modified and worked on many vintage gears and some of the newer ones as well for my personal hi-fi and pro collection. Time is irrelevant when I would sometimes spend up to 80 hours literally just for a single project alone.. And don’t get paid by the hour either.. it’s what I do and comes with the territory. Bench tested and passed with flying colors and ready to put in service once again. The 244 is no longer in production and becoming a hard commodity and very sought after due to it’s high quality result of any studio or live recording project and ease of use that is still relevant in digital culture of today! So grab it while it lasts! Like most vintages some superficial imperfections are almost expected and trace of wisdom is apparent but in no way impede normal functionality and will be hard pressed to find another in this state of condition. Additionally, two volume “green caps” fell off and presumed missing (can be easily replaced). The item “Tascam 244 Four Track Cassette Multitrack & Analog Mixer. Rare Vintage find” is in sale since Friday, January 26, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Recorders”. The seller is “retrospective_introspective” and is located in Scarborough, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States.