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Anonymous writes:
The first (well second if you count the 144) and original 4 track cassette multi-tracker. Standard cassettes ran at 2x speed for better quality. How I started anyhow. anyone remember printing SMPTE on track four to synce up to the Atari?

Fond memories, and some might find it useful as a scratch pad, but really old analogue technology

Good Points
Erm, all in one unit
Bad Points
Required regular tape head an pinch roller cleaning due to hi tape speed, often lost tracks 1 and 4 due to head wear. You also needed to use Hi Cro2 tapes - lord knows where you can get all this stuff now.

 tascam 244 4 track Specifications:

Digital IOs:

Analog IOs:
4 in 4 out
Other IOs:
2 FX sends and a cue out
Busses/Subgroups: 2
Aux sends: 2
Max tracks: four
Maximum Resolution:cassette tape
Hi/Lo Shelf

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