36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 315: Technical difficulties


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 315 — Technical difficulties
12-Jun-1972 (Montag–Mon.)


Played horn. Good today. Tuned it up electronically.

Made two copies of
Fantasy. The quality was not good because the Revox [tape recorder] to play 38 stereo is only about 50 years old. And it doesn’t play back tone, only distortion. It’s pretty funny that only one stereo 38 can always be played.

Went for Polish visa. Will return tomorrow.


Tech support. It looks like I need tech support today because I’m complaining about the quality of the tape copies that I am making for the studio. Remember, these tape recorders (there were four in one studio, believe) were well-used—remember, how much time I was spending in the studio all of those months. I imagine that I got over this crises and it worked its way out.

Tape speed. 38 refers to 38cm per second tape speed that is comparable to 15 ips (inches per second). These are pro recorders. Old 1/4” consumer tape recorders ran at 7-1/2 ips.

Poland. Visa.


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