my Fostex R8
Hi there. I've a couple and crazy questions, and I'm looking for somebody with big heart (and knowledge). Maybe you can help me. I got a fostex E8, 8 track R2R machine in working order. I think this kind of R2R are only for "live recording" right? Can I use that guy if I want to record my CDs or vinyls in tape and can I hook it into my amp or receiver? or, I need necessarily a mixer if I want to do that? Thanks in advance for any help.
Yes, you can record your vinyls and CDs with that machine.
To record vinyls you need to connect the TT to a receiver and then to the R2R, if the receiver has the capability of connecting 2 tapes and 1 TT then you have all you need.
As real life difference between the most subtle and strong sounds is too big, even for the modern recording devices, you need a compressor to do live recordings.
Thanks for the information.
Last couple of questions if you don't mind.
1. If I hook the fostex to my receiver (that has tape in, tape out and 2 phono inputs), which channels I've to choose if I want a stereo recording? (1,2 or 1,3 or 7,8 or 1,8???).
2. As I've 8 RCA plugs on the back of the R2R, which one is for the tape in and which one is for tape out?
3. Can I find a scheme on internet of how to connect each device with other? (I found the manual for the E8, but isn't clear for me. Just a 4 track R2R user).
Thanks again for your help.
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