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No ProTools here...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by SteveC, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I've been doing a session with an older local guy (Sinatra type tunes) in a basement studio. It's OK money and isn't taking too much of my time but it's interesting.

    Here's part of the control room...


    For you younger guys, that's tape that we're recording to, not a hard drive. Pretty old school.
  2. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Well I'll be - you really can use duct tape for anything :D !
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  4. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    I think those tape machines were steam powered, weren't they?
  5. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Not quite steam, but they are pretty old. I'm a little surprised you can still get tape for them.
  6. I spent years with reel to reel machines and then ADATs. I'll definitely keep Pro Tools. I am too spoiled with random access editing, no loss bounce/copy, a lovely lack of required maintenance, having to buy tape, etc etc.

    Although I've heard of people tracking on tape and then transferring to Pro Tools. Or more commonly tracking on Pro tools and then mastering to a 1/2" half track at 30ips.

    Whatever keeps the creative juices flowing :)
  7. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Awesome! Im recording in 2 weeks. It will be done all analog. If anyone hasnt ever a/b'ed protools stuff to analog, same song, it has to be heard to be believed. There is a big difference in sound.
  8. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    ProTools sux - use Reaper and some decent preamp plugins and/or tape emulation plugins.