Microcassette

Noisy Voice (Microcassette)

This is typically the kind of audio I'm enjoying to find when going through microcassettes from unknown origins! This dutch noisy female voice is representing so well the quality level of microcassette players/recorders. In this particular case, low level definitely! But so interesting as material for further sound design! https://soundcloud.com/9633sounddesign/microcassette-noisy-voice 9633 Sound Design can create … Continue reading Noisy Voice (Microcassette)

Microcassette

Audio Archiving – New media added “Microcassette”

Microcassette is the newly added "obsolete" media to the growing list of audio archiving possibilities. Microcassette was mainly present in answering machines of the 70's / 80's and a popular media used with handy recorders. Microcassette is usually provided in 30 and 60 minutes length and sounds quite similar to normal K7 tapes (hiss, noise, … Continue reading Audio Archiving – New media added “Microcassette”

PAR84 Spotlight

PAR84 Spotlight

Not so much related to sound design or audio recording but quite interesting anyway... On Monday morning, I was on my way to work, it was snowing, I suddenly saw that someone has put there in the middle of a street... 3 PAR84 spotlights and I was very frustrated that I didn't had the time … Continue reading PAR84 Spotlight

Pré-vox Mix 900 (DIN Mixer)

Pré-Vox Mix 900

A truly old school mixer actually used to prepare "Lost In Time" DJ mix made from K7 tapes and more generally to keep under hands any vintage gear equipped with DIN connections. I've found that mixer at Cash Converters, a second hand shop and paid only 3,90 euros! The mixer offers 6 DIN inputs : … Continue reading Pré-Vox Mix 900

Philips EL 3782/00

Tape Aesthetics / Lost In Time

"Tape Aesthetics" has become "Lost In Time "! As promised in "Tape Aesthetics" post, the very best way to let you hear my random findings on K7 tapes was to create some sort of a DJ Mix / Radio Show. This very first episode "A Side" is some kind of a test. If people like … Continue reading Tape Aesthetics / Lost In Time

Philips EL 3782/00 Microphone

Philips EL 3782/00 Microphone

Second review on the blog and this time, we're going back in the 60's to discover an amazing product from Philips (Netherlands)... The Philips EL 3782/00 is a "low-homic electrodynamic directional microphone" that was basically used with the Philips Reel To Reel tape recorder/player EL 3549. The microphone is small and it has such an … Continue reading Philips EL 3782/00 Microphone

Bang & Olufsen K7 Tape

Tape Aesthetics

If you read this blog regularly (it actually get more readers than subscribers), you've certainly noticed that I deleted posts about "Tape Aesthetics". The reason is pretty simple, since the K7/Tapes I like to record and share are full of copyrighted material, files are flagged on MediaFire and become unavailable for download... So, I had … Continue reading Tape Aesthetics

VHS Tape

VHS Tape

Past year, when I was studying Sound Design at Technocité (Mons-BE), I had a discussion with my professor about obsoletes medias and we both agreed that nothing was truly obsolete as soon as we could find a way to use them with creativity. On weekends, I had long walks with my dog and one day, … Continue reading VHS Tape

Grundig TK 220 Deluxe

Audio Archiving

Many formats are today considered "obsolete" and it's not an easy task to find the right player and/or recorder to archive older audio recordings. 9633 Sound Design believes in every kind of medias/supports and keep an arsenal of old school/vintage gear used especially for digital archiving. Here is an example of an analog tape recording … Continue reading Audio Archiving