7RAY Jazzy Zoetrope: Studio & Live Recording Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape (2 Reels)


$449.99 $599.99
(You save $150.00 )
Availability: In Stock
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release 'TBA.' This means that release date is yet 'To Be Announced'. The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Backordered An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of. We do not have a specific date when it will be coming.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description. It is not guaranteed.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.
Adding to cart… The item has been added

Master Quality Reel To Reel Double Reel Tape!

We (Pro-Ject Audio Systems) have always been dedicated to natural, acoustic music from a broad range of genres. The incomparable experience of great sound in the comfort of your own home continues to drive Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and our goal has been to spread this emotional experience to as many people as possible.

For nearly 30 years we (Pro-ject Audio Systems) have brought true Hi-Fi stereo at an affordable price to hundreds of thousands of customers - so they can enjoy that experience. But what about the available recordings?

From time-to-time we invite great musicians to perform in our company headquarters in Mistelbach, Austria. We have always been playing with the idea to record these sessions, but only using real analogue tape with reduced microphoning, captured live in true stereo with no compression or extensive editing - just live.

One of the problems with this idea is that very few musicians are willing or able to record in such an environment, where no cuts and corrections are possible. That's a lot of pressure for any recording artist. By pure coincidence and great luck, CEO Heinz Lichtenegger has learned that Austria's own 7RAY is not only a great singer and musician, but also a keen audiophile. So it was amazing to find that he was immediately enthusiastic about the idea.

Working with 7RAY we developed a concept to make both a special studio album (and by special, we mean special - learn more in the text), and a live recording direct from our company headquarters; giving you the ability to hear a direct comparison of recording styles.

Please enjoy this wonderful audiophile experiment and experience the true emotion of quality music!

Studio: Studio Baumgarten, a special analogue hotspot in Vienna, has produced multiple historical recordings since the 1960s. Due to the discrete analog technology and the large recording concert hall, equipped with a Boesendorfer Imperial grand piano (the largest Boesendorfer model, Grand 305 cm), the premises represent an exceptional recording situation for today's professionals. The old WSW recording console is a special part of the studio, as the signals are processed with transistor and vacuum tube technology.

Live Recording: No monitor speakers were used during the recording at the Pro-Ject Headquarters in order to guarantee an absolutely sound-neutral, dynamic live stereo image during live recording, as, with speakers in the recording room, there would be uncontrollable crosstalk and undesired interference, which would severely affect the quality of the recording. It nevertheless has the disadvantage that both, the vocal soloist, as well as the musicians, cannot hear themselves or just poorly. Hence, it requires a pronounced routine for a proper intonation and a confident performance.

Recording Equipment:

  • Recording mixing console: Acousta DCA100E
  • Recording 8-track tape machine: Otari MX-70
  • Microphones:
  • - Neumann M269C, Neumann KM100
  • - AKG C414EB, AKG C414comb
  • - MBHO MBP603
  • - Schoeps CMC5
  • - Neumann U47 with modded capsule
  • - Neumann m49a
  • Recording Engineers: David Kübelböck, Joachim Bäck
  • Mixdown Equipment Mixing console:

  • CADAC 36/24 Custom Studio Console, 1974
  • Master tape machine: Studer A80VU
  • Mixing Studio: mega-byte-kitchen
  • Mixed by 7RAY & Andy Beit

  • Master tape copies:

    Playback tape machine:

  • Studer A820 MKII with 1/2" SM900 tape;
  • 15ips, CCIR, 510nW @ +6dBu, no noise reduction
  • Recording tape machines:
  • Studer A807 MKII with 1/4" SM468 tape;
  • 15ips, CCIR, 320nW @ +6dBu, no noise reduction
  • Vocal microphones: 7RAY used his own special microphone selection to perfectly capture his voice. These vintage microphones belong to best and highest regarded microphones in the recording industry and are timeless classics that are sought after by musicians and engineers alike. Together with all the other handpicked recording equipment and the chosen recording venues a unique and one of a kind atmosphere was created, that made the perfect backdrop for capturing a once in a lifetime performance.

    Neumann U47 with modded capsule used at the Pro-ject Headquarters Live Recording: (additional image 1)

    Neumann M49A used in „I remember you" at the Studio Baumgarten Studio Recording: (additional image 2)

    ** It is standard practice in all recording studios to keep the tape "tail out". This reduces "pre-echo" and it means that the tape should be placed on the right hand side of the recorder, re-wound and then played.


    • Master Quality Reel To Reel Double Reel Tape
    • AAA Production - Pure Analogue Recording, Mixing & Mastering
    • Studio: Recorded at Studio Baumgarten & The Pro-Ject Headquarters
    • Live: Performed at Pro-Ject Headquarters
    • 1/4" SM468 Tape on 2 x 10.5" NAB metal reels
    • 15ips/CCIR/320nW
    • Clamshell box
    • Made in the EU


    Triple Ace


    Reel A: Studio Recording

    1. Night And Day
    2. Fly Me To The Moon
    3. One For My Baby
    4. It Was A Good Year
    5. I've Been Missing You
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Send In The Clowns
    8. Nature Boy
    9. I Remember You

    Reel B: Live Recording

    1. Nature Boy
    2. A Foggy Day
    3. I've Got You Under My Skin
    4. I've Been Missing You
    5. Blue Moon
    6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Lady Is A Tramp
    8. One For My Baby

    Customers Also Like