Thanks for stopping by the Tape Project Forum. While this forum is hosted by the Tape Project it is not limited to discussion of Tape Project products. We hope to create a haven for all things reel to reel that you Tape Heads might wish to discuss.
The Tape Project is a California LLC owned jointly by Paul Stubblebine of Paul Stubblebine Mastering, Michael Romanowski of Michael Romanowski Mastering and Dan "Doc B." Schmalle of Bottlehead Corp.
We have decided to implement a few rules that have worked well on forums hosted by our friends.
First, we require registration for the privilege of posting. Also, regardless of your chosen moniker everyone must sign their posts with their real name and any audio industry affiliation they may have. When we have to take responsibility for our actions we tend to show more respect for each other and keep things more civilized.
It's easy to set up your member preferences so that your signature is automatically added to each post as you see at the bottom of this one. Go to the Quick Links menu pull down in the upper right of this page and select Edit Profile. Scroll to the bottom of that page and you will find Signature. You can put your name in there and it will be added automatically to all your posts.
Secondly, we require that any information offered about an experience be firsthand, that is, no "I heard that some guys/my friend/my enemy/my mom tried that and hated/loved it" posts. Only posts that are based upon first hand experience are truly useful in the Internet environment. If someone you respect told you of their experience and you are dying to share it, ask that person to post their first hand experience here themself.
Thirdly, no flames, no feuds, no whiners and no name calling. This is a privately funded commercial forum and as such we reserve the right to ban anyone who repeatedly acts like a jerk.
Fourthly, no for sale or want ads, no crossposts, and no "what's the best tape recorder/tape/album/etc?" posts. For this forum to grow into a useful archive of reel to reel info we need to keep the fluff to a minimum. Please ask specific questions about specific items, and please try to offer answers based on firsthand experience. If your answer is theoretical and not based on actual results, please be clear on this.
Lastly, Tape Project management does not condone the copying and distribution of any recordings except by those who have acquired a license from the legal owner of the recording. We will ask folks to refrain from discussing the copying or trade of unauthorized master duplicates. Please discuss this subject on some other forum besides the TP forum. We at the Tape Project wish to make it clear to the public that we do not in any way condone the making of illegal copies of any recordings and that all of our albums are made from legitimate licensed masters.
Thanks for checking us out and welcome to the swamp,