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High C
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re: Cassette Tapes
How long before 8-tracks come back? Talk about bottom of the barrel in functionality and sound quality.


sertorius
LSU Fan
Asheville
Member since Oct 2008
1311 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
Had U2 live from the King Biscuit Flower Hour (did I get that right?) on a cassette that my long distance girlfriend broke and then repaired with tape.

Good times.




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SEClint
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans, LA/Portland, OR
Member since Nov 2006
41399 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
I'm thinking about releasing an EP and getting about 100 on cassette for the frick of it.

I remember enjoying them though, kinda forced you to listen to more of the album
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pheroy
LSU Fan
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Member since Oct 2006
258 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
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Team TDK SA90 checking in.

I wish I could find a tech to CLA my Nakamichi deck


Heh, I was team Maxell. Had a BX-300 as a stepping stone to the Dragon I was never able to afford.

But yeah, I don't miss cassettes one bit. The sound quality, even setting aside hiss, was not as full range as vinyl, though I guess at least it didn't suffer from tick/pop issues.


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Mr. Misanthrope
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tccdc
Virginia Tech Fan
Washington, DC
Member since Sep 2007
2850 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
I expect my wife to make a mixtape for me very soon if she loves me


Mr. Misanthrope
LSU Fan
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Member since Nov 2012
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I expect my wife to make a mixtape for me very soon if she loves me

Suggestions for mixtapes by era, genre, and so forth deserves its own thread on music board. I made a mixtape for road trips that almost guaranteed getting a speeding ticket.





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Treacherous Cretin
Ohio State Fan
Columbus, OH
Member since Jan 2016
1078 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
I’ve thrown away hundreds of cassette tapes but I still have a few dozen. I still have a boom box with dual cassette players. And I’m pretty sure that somewhere around here I still have a few blank Maxell XL II-S tapes that are still in their wrappers.


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icutmyownlawn
Member since Jun 2021
931 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
Cassette's were cool because you could split the cost of one tape with your bros, go home and mass produce copies on your dual cassette deck.



DaleGribble
Bend, OR
Member since Sep 2014
3379 posts

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Cassette's were cool because you could split the cost of one tape with your bros, go home and mass produce copies on your dual cassette deck.


It was the original Napster. I did the same thing with dual deck vcrs. They were way too greedy back in the days that they were wanting 100 bucks for a freaking movie.


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High C
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re: Cassette Tapes
You had to cram some cotton in the holes in the top then tape over it to reproduce the cassette, if I remember correctly.


TFTC
Southern Fan
Chicago, Il
Member since May 2010
21243 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
Man, when you were able to auto FFwd to the next song without guessing... that was a game changer at the time!

Other than that... Although I have received some promotional cassettes in recent years, I have no way to play them and no desire to acquire means to...


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icutmyownlawn
Member since Jun 2021
931 posts

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You had to cram some cotton in the holes in the top then tape over it to reproduce the cassette, if I remember correctly.


Yep. Or push the little plastic tab with your finger that would go into the cassette and tape it up.


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icutmyownlawn
Member since Jun 2021
931 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
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It was the original Napster. I did the same thing with dual deck vcrs. They were way too greedy back in the days that they were wanting 100 bucks for a freaking movie.


Yep. And the record companies didn't care. They knew they would make all their money back on the tour plus millions more.

Never tried movies. But I did make a few bucks off of cassette tapes.


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Treacherous Cretin
Ohio State Fan
Columbus, OH
Member since Jan 2016
1078 posts

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You had to cram some cotton in the holes in the top then tape over it to reproduce the cassette, if I remember correctly.

You broke out the tabs from a cassette after recording it so you couldn’t erase it or record over it. There was never anything preventing you from copying any tape to a blank tape. Unless the target tape had the tabs missing. Then you needed to put Scotch tape over those little holes.


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Sayre
San Jose, CA
Member since Nov 2011
4891 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
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Digital files are compressed and don't have the full range of sound


Bull shite.

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 I personally cannot tell the difference, but audiophiles say they can.


You're right. They're full of shite when it comes to a high quality MP3. Anyone can best how bad a 96 kbps MP3 is. 320 kbps, yes, they're fine. Especially since most music isn't experienced in a perfect listening environment

Who the frick wants to relive tape hiss. They were horrible, but portable. That was their only draw.

I laugh at the vinyl snobs. They're the equivalent of the people sniffing their own facts in the South Park episode


Sayre
San Jose, CA
Member since Nov 2011
4891 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
Up until a couple years ago my mom drove a 90s era Nissan and she still listened to cassettes in it. Classical music. Every now and then I'd pop in whatever she had in the cassette deck and was immediately taken back 25 or 30 years with that horrible tape hiss in the background
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Treacherous Cretin
Ohio State Fan
Columbus, OH
Member since Jan 2016
1078 posts

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You're right. They're full of shite when it comes to a high quality MP3.

You’re tone deaf.


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kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
60124 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
They’re sorta making a comeback driven by indie musicians and small labels. So, musicians are always looking for cheap and innovative ways to record their music.

A few years ago, underground musicians realized that they could find old analog reel to reel recording equipment designed to produce cassette demos for almost free. So, mostly punk and shoegaze musicians started making demos and passing them out at shows. Some creative aggressive labels started using cassettes to market their fledgling acts.

Kids who grew up in the late 90’s thought the cassettes were nostalgic and kinda fun, so they started buying cassette players at garage sales and thrift stores. Before you know it, there starts being increasing demand for blank cassettes, and the whole thing sorta took off from there.

Cassettes are nothing compared to vinyl, but these underground musicians found a cheaper way to make vintage sounding music, and turned it into a resurgent niche market.
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Marco Esquandolas
Alabama Fan
Member since Jul 2013
10912 posts

re: Cassette Tapes
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You're right. They're full of shite when it comes to a high quality MP3. Anyone can best how bad a 96 kbps MP3 is. 320 kbps, yes, they're fine.






You shouldn’t be giving audio advice…ever.


Signed—a vinyl snob.


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