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Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: Svartmer ()
Date: March 8, 2019 13:04

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Tapes were/are crap. I can't count the number of times the tape got eaten up by my various players and I had to rewind the reel back in using a pencil. And then with every subsequent play, the sound would be all @#$%& up in that one spot where the tape had been eaten by my player.

I can understand the resurgence of vinyl, but NOT cassettes!

CDs is the way to go. You can go forward skip a track and sound is clearer than tapes. I still got lots including Stones thinking of giving away to thrift store

I think the CD format will vanish. In the future there will be vinyl and streaming, vinyl for the sound and streaming for the convenience.

Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: March 8, 2019 16:13

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and you had to have a pencil handy

Sadder about pencils becoming obsolete than cassettes being obsolete.

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Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: March 8, 2019 16:20

CD was/is the most nearly ideal medium, IMHO.

Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: March 8, 2019 16:30

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CD was/is the most nearly ideal medium, IMHO.

40th Anniversary of the CD today - the prototype was introduced by Philips on 8-Mar-1979: [en.Wikipedia.org] .

Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: March 12, 2019 15:02

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Oh brother. Another Hipster fad. I was at Amoeba in L.A. in the Vinyl section out of curiosity. (And to buy presents for other people. I don't buy Vinyl.) There were these two teen age girls looking at Vinyl albums for $30 dollars, I bought for $5.98 in the 70s. I had some fun with them. I told them, "Vinyl is old hat. I'm into cassettes now." They appeared deflated that they weren't on to the newest thing.

Yeah, I'm sure the middle-aged guy that was schooling them on to the 'next thing' completely deflated them.

And I'm sure the lame attempt at sarcasm deflated the middle-aged guy.

Lame? Well maybe not inspired, but that was harsh!

Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: FrogSugar ()
Date: March 12, 2019 23:01

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Tapes were/are crap. I can't count the number of times the tape got eaten up by my various players and I had to rewind the reel back in using a pencil. And then with every subsequent play, the sound would be all @#$%& up in that one spot where the tape had been eaten by my player.

I can understand the resurgence of vinyl, but NOT cassettes!

CDs is the way to go. You can go forward skip a track and sound is clearer than tapes. I still got lots including Stones thinking of giving away to thrift store

Yup! CDs rock! I was the last kid on the block to buy one - I was a diehard cassette guy before, but now...

Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: March 12, 2019 23:36

Try gettin' a chewed tape
outta ya player while ya driving …… Scrreeeech CRASH !!!!!!

ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: colonial ()
Date: March 14, 2019 11:57

The short beep,beep...sounds at the end of some cassettes I always thought was quite cool.Can anyone tell me whats the reason for that I don't think the early made cassettes had them.
Later years cassettes come out in different colours which was cool I still have a good collection of them I play occasionally

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Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: Irix ()
Date: March 14, 2019 12:20

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The short beep,beep...sounds at the end of some cassettes I always thought was quite cool.Can anyone tell me whats the reason for that I don't think the early made cassettes had them.

If those 'beep,beep...sounds' were on a pre-recorded cassette, then it could be from the manufacturing process where the already pre-recorded tape comes from a large reel and will be then inserted into the cassette. The 'beep,beep...sounds' could be the markers where the production-machine has to stop:


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There're some Videos on YouTube about the manufacturing - just search after "tapematic cassette".

Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: colonial ()
Date: March 14, 2019 13:17

Irix...thumbs up

Re: OT: Cassette tapes...they're back
Posted by: diverseharmonics ()
Date: March 14, 2019 20:33

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Tapes were/are crap. I can't count the number of times the tape got eaten up by my various players and I had to rewind the reel back in using a pencil. And then with every subsequent play, the sound would be all @#$%& up in that one spot where the tape had been eaten by my player.

I can understand the resurgence of vinyl, but NOT cassettes!

CDs is the way to go. You can go forward skip a track and sound is clearer than tapes. I still got lots including Stones thinking of giving away to thrift store

I think the CD format will vanish. In the future there will be vinyl and streaming, vinyl for the sound and streaming for the convenience.
...and wax cylinders for the hipsters...

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