CASSETTE 4-TRACK FAQ

How do I record on a Tascam 424 or 414 4-track?

Check out this playlist: 424 Recording Playlist.

How do I bounce tracks/transfer audio on a 4-track?

Check out this playlist: 424 Bouncing Playlist.

How do I clean/demag my 4-track?

Check out this playlist: 424 Cleaning Playlist.

Where can I get my 4-track fixed?

US West Coast: California

Where can I get Type II cassette tapes?

I used to get Type II tapes from National Audio Company (we even did a giveaway with their Type IIs when the channel hit 424 subscribers!) but as of 4/2019, it appears that the Studio Master 799s are sold out. I believe NAC are working on a new Type I tape that will work with 4-tracks but will require the machine to be recalibrated. My best guess as to where to buy Type II's at this point would be eBay or similar sites. I recommend C60s if you can find them!

Are there any good books on cassette 4-track recording?

I would say the ultimate (and only?) resource on the topic is Using Your Portable Studio by Peter McIan. You can usually find a copy on Amazon for less than $10 shipped.

What is the intro song that plays on all of your videos?

It's called, "Down Low." My friend Sean wrote it. Download or stream on Bandcamp and YouTube.

Need More Help?

There are a multitude of 4-track related threads on the 424 Forum.
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