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Master Quality Reel To Reel Tape!
Exceptional Audiophile Sound as close to the Original Master Reference Quality as possible!
The 14-piece Big Band swing with style! The Crimson Investigation contains some classics such as "My Romance", "That Old Black Magic", "Mack the Knife" and more.
This Tape is carefully copied from a Philips EL3501 master recorder to 6 Philips N4522 recorders. We copy with CCIR equalization with reference level 320 nWb/m on halftrack 1/4 LPR35 tape from (Recording The Masters). Deliver on a special made silver or golden aluminum reel with a cut out STS logo (3X). We did our outmost best to give you the best quality possible, but remember it is analogue technology, there will be always some noise floor (we dont use Dolby) because it will kill the music enjoyment. Please listen with love for that old fashioned analogue recording technique. Make sure that you clean your heads regularly for optimal frequency response.
** 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."To begin with, the tapes are supplied in a custom, high quality made aluminum reel with the STS logo. The design is innovative and the color is beautiful. The very small windows make it difficult to thread the tape on the hub without leaving a tape flag protruding out as I like to thread my tapes, but this is just an small detail. The reel by itself if a collection piece.
"The tape is a LPR35 from Recording the Masters (former BASF) and comes neatly packed in the reel. Then, you have this nice looking cardboard box with the production cover picture labeled to the box. Its a high class presentation, second only to the extremely fancy Open Reel Records package. The STS box is a reminiscence of the glorious pre-recorded tapes of the 70s and their 7" boxes with the picture on it. Its easier and cheaper to just send a tape inside a generic box, but NO. STS prefers to spend a little more in order to give the customer something worth of the investment they do on this kind of products.
"Inside, youll also find the quality control certificate, that also serve as the track list and a detailed description of their tape copy process.
"The copies are made from the master running on a Philips EL3501 to a bank of 6 Philips N4522. The equalization is to CCIR standards, 320 nWb, half track format and the sampler I received runs @ 15ips. The recording level was right on the money: not too low and not too loud. Just where its suppose to be.
"They dont use Dolby, but the noise floor were extremely quiet!
"The sound quality is very good indeed. The instruments timbre is very accurate, the recording space is neatly distributed and you can pin point wherere every musician, the stereo image is wide and well distributed with a very detailed presence and transparency. The illusion of being there is extremely realistic. I have the impression that this tape was meticulously mastered and if its so, it was a great Mastering work. As a Mastering Engineer myself, I have found many nice recordings ruined by the Mastering process. Not this one. Well, Fritz has been doing this since the 70s, so, he must know a thing or 2 about recording and sound quality..." - Carlitos Guzman, Mono and Stereo Senior Contributor Writer
1st Generation Reel to Reel Tape made from the Original Master Tape
Pure Analogue Recording
Carefully copied from a Philips EL3501 master recorder to 6 Philips N4522 recorders
Analogue Tape Copies from original analogue masters
We copy with CCIR equalization with reference level 320 nWb/m on halftrack 1/4 LPR35 tape from (Recording The Masters).
Duration Each Tape: Approx. 30 minutes
Special made silver or golden aluminum reel with a cut out STS logo
High-class cardboard box features production cover picture labeled to the box
Box is reminiscent of glorious pre-recorded tapes of the '70s and their 7" boxes
Quality control certificate included - includes tracklist & description of tape copy process
EQ: 320 nWb
All Times Big Band
1. My Romance
2. Let's Fall In Love
3. That Old Black Magic
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
5. It Happened In Monterey
6. But Beautiful
7. A Beautiful Friendship
8. Our Love Is Here To Stay
9. It Don't Mean A Thing
10. Mack the Knife
12. Love For Sale
13. Mean To Me