Old 4-track gives me a new idea


I saw this the other day as I was looking for something else and had remembered that I’d bought it so I could retrieve some old 4 track tapes from complete obscurity. I had some notion that I’d revive the tracks and even add to them. Who knows if that would’ve ever worked out. However, at the time when I bought it I didn’t go ahead with the plan as this 4 track doesn’t have multiple track outs. It only has a stereo out, which kind of ruined the idea. My very first cassette 4-track was an X-15 which did have 4 outs, but sadly this doesn’t.

Anyway, as I saw it the other day I had a new idea of how to make this work. So, when I can get some time to set it up I might try and get it working.

If I do, you’ll hear about it. I it fails, we’ll never speak of it again …

Tascam 424 Mk III


This really is an awesome piece of hardware and something I love especially as it’s 100% tape based. I have to thank my good friend Miki Strange for this as he kindly gifted it to me last year. It’s more than just an awesome gift though. It’s a piece of art in itself, and also a brilliant piece of technology for making art as well. It’s going to be an amazing addition to my music making.

Thanks Miki.


And then there was a new cassette

I actually really like cassettes. They’re such lovely objects. This is the first new cassette I’ve bought in years as they’re not easy to find any more. Chemical Tapes is a wonderful label that specialises in cassettes so I thought I’d give them a try out. I’ve not been disappointed so far at all.