4-TRACK CASSETTE RECORDING

This is the video that started it all. This is the 1st video I uploaded to the channel. To this day, it remains as one of the most popular. It’s a good example of creating something you want to see in the world; I had always wished there’d been something like this when I started recording on my 4-track.

One of the videos that was most requested in the early days on the channel was one on ping pong recording or bouncing. It’s a way to give yourself an infinite amount of tracks on your 4-track (but quality does get diminished with each successive bounce). I have a lot of fun making these tutorials... this is one of my favorites!

I picked up an RC-30P just to make this video because I noticed a lack of videos on punching with a 4-track. I’m not really a big fan of punching (I like to nail a take without much fanfare in post) but it is an option if you need to redo a specific spot on your recording or add a new part where there is silence on a track. It’s a fun accessory and I throw in some thoughts on the process.

Unfortunately, Tascam 4-tracks are known for their quirks. Luckily, I have a great tech in my area, Jay Andersen of Operation: Audio and Bohemesphere Studio, aka, the Wizard. I thought it’d be fun to take a field trip to Jay’s and have him guest star in a video while fixing my 4-track. Jay’s been an integral part of all things 424 Recording ever since!

Take Back Your Time and Record Something Awesome

Don’t let the endless accquisition of gear you don’t need ruin your creativity