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Is there a cassette tape resurgence?

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Noticed portable and cassette tape players appearing in a few current pop videos; Replay - Zendaya, rather be - clean bandit.

 

Is Cassette tape making a resurgence as the cool "new" old format for audio playback?

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It is a retro, kitschy thing now with the cool kids, like using old timey cameras. Occasionally you see bands selling tapes at gigs as well.

--Geoff

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Some "underground" artists publish their music exclusvely on limited cassette runs. Mostly experimental electronic types. You know, the too cool for school crew.

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I'm gonna put a melted one on the dashboard of my car...

 

:cool:

 

Those were the days, the stretched tape playing wobbly and dull in the car. 

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Watching RAGE a while back and 5 videos in a row had old TV sets and VHS players in them.

Just a retro thing trying to be different but everyone's doing the same thing.

Edited by Dirty_vinylpusher

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They probably don't know how to put the tape in properly. What is this ancient thing?

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Resurgence? When did they become unpopular? Geeez, nobody tells me nufink!

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Played one of my own 'mix tapes' the other day and was struck by how easily I had been able to edit the input tunes by just 'Pause' 'Stop' or fading volume.  So much easier than having to screw about on the PC trying to digital edit.

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Edited: as the freebee has now been spoken for :)

Edited by pchan

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Actually I have quite a good cassette player and just for a laugh I occasionally play some old cassettes on it. I used to record my own records and CD's onto high quality TDK tapes and the result was far superior to the very low quality pre-recorded ones that were sold. Even the stuff I taped off FM radio was better quality than the pre-recorded ones.

Just my 2 Bitcoins worth

Edited by holdencaulfield2007

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A friend of mine has put an EP out on tape, packaged with a download

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Actually I have quite a good cassette player and just for a laugh I occasionally play some old cassettes on it. I used to record my own records and CD's onto high quality TDK tapes and the result was far superior to the very low quality pre-recorded ones that were sold. Even the stuff I taped off FM radio was better quality than the pre-recorded ones.

Just my 2 Bitcoins worth

 

Had the same experience when I was a teen,  I use to record on a Akai portable that had a phono input.  The TT was a Yamaha P200 with a AT120e that I bought of The Sound Craftsman in Melb.  I experimented with APEX tapes until they cease marketing, so I used the TDK chrome.  But it wouldn’t be hard to do as the commercial recorded cassettes were done on high speed normal ferrite that sounded terrible.  I when into vinyl for this reason. :)   Now the secret is out...... :P

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