I've been searching the net to see if it's possible to transfer some old recordings I did from a Tascam 246 4 Track recorder from a different 4 track unit?

One hurdle is that the speed was not regular speed. Would this be possible, say on a different unit from Tascam? I mean I would imagine that maybe if I were to do it from a Fostex, that it might not be possible.

I just want to transfer it to my new digital mixer so I can go back and make some mixes. Does anyone know? Thanks in advance........

  • Which model will you be using? Sep 23, 2015 at 7:14
  • @MichaelHansenBuur, not really sure. I had none in mind, but I just wanted to see if there is any other model that I can find. I've seen newer models on sale, so it's just a thought.
    – pqsk
    Sep 23, 2015 at 19:01

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The speed may vary (and actually you may even see differences between units of the same model). If you know the tuning, chords etc you can always go through a computer and resample if you want pitch to be perfect.

  • That's interesting, but it makes sense that through the different unit same model there would be differences. That of course, as you said, wouldn't be much concern to me as I can tweak or adjust the tuning on the instruments. I will have to experiment then.
    – pqsk
    Sep 23, 2015 at 19:02
  • I ended up buying a Tascam 464. I'm waiting for it to arrive. We shall see how this goes. Manual seems to imply the speeds are the same and compatible.
    – pqsk
    Sep 28, 2015 at 19:27
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    So I ended up buying a Tascam Portastudio 464. I was fortunate to be so picky about the tapes I bought. I bought the real expensive ones that are apparently able to withstand heat (according to the case). Awesome stuff, They sound perfect. There was maybe 2 or 3 tapes that had lower quality tapes and those are just a little bit off. It pays to pay. Thanks for your feedback. I almost spent a fortune instead of buying this unit.
    – pqsk
    Oct 9, 2015 at 21:24
  • Cool - glad it turned out well. Pitch is ok too? Oct 10, 2015 at 8:32
  • Pitch is good on all of them except for the 2-3 that I used lower quality tapes. On those it sounds a little off. I will have to adjust, but it's not that bad actually. Analog sounds so different, I missed that sound.
    – pqsk
    Oct 12, 2015 at 0:02

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