1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

is there such thing as a....

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by paniak17, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. ...8-track cassette recorder, not a digital one?
  2. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    They exist(ed), but it almost looks like they aren't made anymore. The guitarist in my old band had a Tascam 8-track cassette Portastudio, but Tascam's site doesn't have an 8-track cassette model listed any longer. http://www.tascam.com/PersonalCreativity.html
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Tascam made a few models, the 688, 488 and 488 MkII which were all "portastudios" with mixers and the 238 which was a deck only. You can find them used and often quite cheap, like $250 or so.

    They do have really thin tracks so the sound is actually not quite as good as a cassette 4-track.
  4. DemoEtc


    Aug 18, 2004