thought it would be interesting to start a discussion on reel to reel tape deck techniques and tricks. i recently purchased a uher 6000 universal (part of their report monitor series).
the deck itself is in excellent condition… but it has been difficult to setup (haven’t been able to find an english manual). with the help of google translate i’ve been getting through it slowly.
finally have the proper cabling and have it connected to my mixer and other gear.
- mackie 802vlz4 aux sends > uher radio/phono input
- uher headphone output > mackie stereo channel (7/8)
current monitoring options:
- when monitoring from uher S (source) I get a clean recording on tape… adjusting channel levels increases tape saturation
- when monitoring from uher T (tape) I have tape delay effects which are adjusted by the tape speed, volume input levels (feedback), and I have the options of adjusting feedback on the mackie as well by adjusting the aux stereo channel (7/8) on the mackie
i haven’t yet explored making any tape loops… interested in hearing how other have integrated tape into their workflow… and any interesting techniques you’ve established and like to share.