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The BASF CR-E II Cassette Design – Circa 1986

The BASF CR-E II 60 Chrome Cassette Design Circa 1986

I mentioned this design variant of 1980s BASF chrome cassette in yesterday’s BASF CR-E II 1988 post, but didn’t have a photo handy and couldn’t put my hands on the actual product. A quick dig through some drawers, and a snap of the shutter today, has just remedied that, so here it is.

This CR-E II 60 minute tape was bought in England, in March 1986, so manufacture would almost certainly have taken place early that year, or in late 1985. The front faces of the cassette feature the chamfered user-write white label portion, and matching case relief – traits that were associated with the first half of the 1980s, and which would be resolved into a straight rectangular shape by 1987. The combination of this latter 1980s style of CR-E II label and the chamfer was short-lived. Continue reading The BASF CR-E II Cassette Design – Circa 1986

Mid 1970s Scotch Dynarange C120 Cassette – Blue Label

1970s Scotch Dynarange C120 Blue Label

A lo-fi feast, in the shape of a two-hour Scotch Dynarange audio cassette, from an era long before the personal computer was a thing – let alone the Internet. In fact, it even predates Pot Noodle. Us kids were all still getting our powdered food fixes from Vesta curries, paellas and chow meins when this beast was sitting on the retailers’ shelves. Continue reading Mid 1970s Scotch Dynarange C120 Cassette – Blue Label

Home Tape / Timecode Multitrack Method in Detail

Yamaha KX-260 Stereo Tape Deck

I’ve talked recently about the use of a timecode sync in home multitrack tape recording, and for this post I’m going to expand on that with an example recording, then a breakdown of exactly how the track was put together. Continue reading Home Tape / Timecode Multitrack Method in Detail