My friend Anita found a 5 inch reel to reel tape from her childhood. I offered to transfer the contents into mp3 files so she could hear herself again.
Should be a straightforward job. Famous last words. Continue reading “Anita as a baby on reel to reel. Converting to digital”
One of those usually ill advised late night eBay shopping trips led me to a short half hour drive to collect my purchase.
I got more than I bargained for. In a good way. Continue reading “Garrard Zero 100SB Turntable, reel to reel tapes and banter.”
A catch up with a friend led to the retrieval of some reel to reel tapes from his loft.
He hasn’t got anything to play them on. The plan is for me to investigate and, if I found anything worthwhile, digitise it. Continue reading “Tapes in the attic.”
This is my recorder selection switch box.
That’s a lot of controls. Here I describe how to use it. Continue reading “Using my Selector Switch”
I have half a dozen recording devices to connect. Unfortunately my Mission Cyrus amplifier only has provision for one tape recorder. To solve this problem I built This.
Continue reading “A selector switch for many tape recorders”
My Main HiFi System is mainly concerned with playing vinyl, but it can also do that modern streaming thing and lots of other formats.
The equipment to do this was produced over a range of five decades. So let’s take a trip back in time from the newest component to the oldest. Continue reading “Half a century in one HiFi.”
When I acquire second hand tapes I always have a listen to them before erasure and re use.
No long lost classic John Peel sessions have come my way, yet, but this pair are better than the Pet Shop Boys and Barry Manilow which graced my last acquisition. Continue reading “EMI reel to reel tapes. Jazz in several formats. Nice.”
I have been trawling ebay for a metal take up spool to improve the looks of my Sony reel to reel.
They are really expensive. £40 -£60. This one was advertises at £14, so I snapped it up. Nice. Continue reading “Metal take up spool, a bonus and an unpleasant discharge”
I do like the clean simplicity of the aesthetics of my Mission Cyrus One amplifier.
However a nice big pair of mechanical VU meters also looks good. So, I built this. Continue reading “A Meter bridge too far.”
For editing scotch brand magnetic tape.
This is a charming little editing kit for 1/4 inch magnetic tape which I acquired for a couple of quid from a charity shop. Continue reading “Scotch brand Accessory Kit”