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#1 mmcodomino

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:01 PM

It has been a while since we sent those tapes around and raced against each other in teams trying to fill some blank cassettes with songs recorded on boomboxes all over the world. :-)

However, I think it would be cool to do that again :thumbsup: .

I would volunteer to donate the tapes :yes: .
Now, let's get a list together and I will mail them off with the first songs recorded :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Let's do it again! :-D :-D

#2 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

I'm not sure anyone will want me on their team after last times debacle : :thumbsdown:

BUT....Since the EVH M70's deck has been totally rebuilt...it would be great to do some TAPEN' :-D

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:41 PM

What is this about? How does it work sounds fun

#4 jaetee

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:19 AM

Great Idea Max! I'm definitely in!

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Traveling Tape projects typically work like this....

Participant #1 starts the project and records "x" minutes of music onto a cassette (using boomboxes only) then sends the tape to paricipant #2, who then sends it to participant #3, and so on...

The final participant then mails the tape(s) back to the originator who supplied the tapes and started the project.

The amount of time for each particpant to record is usually determined by the # participants divided into the amount of recording time.

And while it's not "mandatory" participants typically log info about what tape deck (in this case, boombox) was used to make their recording, as well as the name/artist/album of the songs they added, and what the music source was (LP, CD, tuner/radio, tape, whatever...)

Traveling tape projects are not for the impatient, and participants should be the type of people who do what they say they're gonna do. If you don't have good follow-through skills, can't afford the postage, or know you're going to be traveling for an exteneded period of time, you probably shouldn't participate...

I originally presented the idea here after participating in several fun TT projects with tapeheads.net forum members. We ended up with so many participants that we ended up doing two sets of two tapes. So, one batch left my house heading east, the other one heading west. Knowing how long TT's can take, I turned it into a meaningless (but fun) race that saw both sets of tapes hitting multiple continents en route around the world, with a travel itinerary that would make most of us jealous.

All in all, I think it took three or four months before the tapes were all back to me. The whole thing played out in a thread over the span of tht time and the tapes and gifts that people added along the way are now TREASURED possessions of mine!

Thanks again to all who participated last time around, and an extra-special thanks to Max for kick starting round two!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

Oh, and as for the whole "team" thing... Let's first see how many sign up, it may not be necessary to send out more than one batch.

So far the participant list is:

mmcodomino (Berlin, Germany)
Lasonic TRC-920 (Olaj, California)
fresh produce (also in California)
JaeTee (Tampa, FL)

#6 mmcodomino

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

Thank you Jaetee for writing down the main idea once again! :thumbsup:
It would be awesome to get enough members together again to start a round 2 :yes:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:11 AM

So far the participant list is:

mmcodomino (Berlin, Germany)
Lasonic TRC-920 (Olaj, California)
fresh produce (also in California)
JaeTee (Tampa, FL)
blu_fuz (Fox Lake, Wisconsin, USA)

#8 mmcodomino

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:35 AM

So far the participant list is:

mmcodomino (Berlin, Germany)
Lasonic TRC-920 (Olaj, California)
fresh produce (also in California)
JaeTee (Tampa, FL)
blu_fuz (Fox Lake, Wisconsin, USA)


Yay, another participant! :thumbsup:

#9 baddboybill

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:39 AM

So far the participant list is:

mmcodomino (Berlin, Germany)
Lasonic TRC-920 (Olaj, California)
fresh produce (also in California)
JaeTee (Tampa, FL)
blu_fuz (Fox Lake, Wisconsin, USA)
baddboybill ( Reddick, Illinois , USA)



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#10 RadioRaheem

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:07 PM

i'm down with that guys :thumbsup:

#11 fresh produce

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:43 PM

This is going to be fun I got the perfect song for this tape :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

#12 Gluecifer

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

Yes please!



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#13 chevyman-uy

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

I want to participate, but when :hmmm: start?

#14 baddboybill

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:25 PM

So Max how long before this starts???


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#15 mmcodomino

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:40 PM

So Max how long before this starts???


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Let's keep the list open for a little longer :yes: .
I would suggest to start and send off the tape(s) on 7th July :yes:

It would be cool to have two teams again but it seems it is going to be one long list only :yes:

This is going to be FUN! :-D

#16 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:21 PM

So Max how long before this starts???


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Let's keep the list open for a little longer :yes: .
I would suggest to start and send off the tape(s) on 7th July :yes:

It would be cool to have two teams again but it seems it is going to be one long list only :yes:

This is going to be FUN! :-D


Cool man....if I have my VZ up and running I may do some vinyl to tape recording!

#17 jaetee

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:05 AM

Here is the full participant list so far...
(serves as a good bump)

mmcodomino (Berlin, Germany)
Lasonic TRC-920 (Olaj, California)
fresh produce (also in California)
JaeTee (Tampa, FL)
blu_fuz (Fox Lake, Wisconsin, USA)
baddboybill ( Reddick, Illinois , USA)
Radio Raheem (Germany)
Glucifer (Australia)
Chevyman-uy (Spain)

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:50 PM

I'm totally in!! Add me!! Add me!!

#19 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:23 PM

Hey Max, looks like your gonna have a pretty good list of people to fill in your tape :yes:

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:42 PM

I want a piece of this action, so count me in!

#21 wolff3012

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:41 PM

i want to yoin too.

Greets Wolffi

#22 klokateer427

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:56 AM

i would like to get in on this action as well :sin:

#23 Scotty_M

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:25 AM

In please!! Just saw this thread.

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#24 mmcodomino

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:49 AM

The list so far:

mmcodomino (Berlin, Germany)
Lasonic TRC-920 (Olaj, California)
fresh produce (also in California)
JaeTee (Tampa, FL)
blu_fuz (Fox Lake, Wisconsin, USA)
baddboybill ( Reddick, Illinois , USA)
Radio Raheem (Germany)
Glucifer (Australia)
Chevyman-uy (Spain)
ledmeter (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
ford93 (USA)
wolff3012 (Kiel, Germany)
klokateer427 (Illinois, USA)
Scotty_M (Brisbane, Australia)

That's 14 in total so far :-) . Now it is up to you guys - would you rather form two groups and race again or would you like this to be one long travelling tape? :-D

#25 mmcodomino

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:35 AM

And another update:
I thought it would be even more fun if we add the rule that you have to take a short video of the tape being recorded on :-D .
I have just recorded the first song on my VZ2000 :w00t:
I would also like to say that I have to postpone the date of dispatch to the second participant for another week :-/ . I have many things to do and would like to give even more members the chance to join :yes: .
Here we go with the first video log though:
JDKFEMhhJoA

#26 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:44 AM

And another update:
I thought it would be even more fun if we add the rule that you have to take a short video of the tape being recorded on :-D .
I have just recorded the first song on my VZ2000 :w00t:
I would also like to say that I have to postpone the date of dispatch to the second participant for another week :-/ . I have many things to do and would like to give even more members the chance to join :yes: .
Here we go with the first video log though:


:thumbsup: :thumbsup: I'm glad your holding off on the date to get more members involved!

Yeah, video taping the process sounds like fun!

Lets see those Rube Goldberg recording set up's :lol: :yes:

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

+1 to the video log. now if i can just figure out how to link a video...

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:13 AM

yes sir, I am a fan of the videolog idea, it gives a real sense of effort and also we can be voyeurs to other's items, collections and blurry background :-)

#29 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

yes sir, I am a fan of the videolog idea, it gives a real sense of effort and also we can be voyeurs to other's items, collections and blurry background :-)


:agree: It will be interesting to see if anyone has any tricks to learn!

Should be fun!

#30 mmcodomino

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:32 AM

Alright - last chance for romance! :w00t:

The tapes will go off monday :-D

If you did not join yet, then what the heck are you waiting for??? :-D :-D :-D :-D

Once again the list so far:

mmcodomino (Berlin, Germany)
Lasonic TRC-920 (Olaj, California)
fresh produce (also in California)
JaeTee (Tampa, FL)
blu_fuz (Fox Lake, Wisconsin, USA)
baddboybill ( Reddick, Illinois , USA)
Radio Raheem (Germany)
Glucifer (Australia)
Chevyman-uy (Spain)
ledmeter (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
ford93 (USA)
wolff3012 (Kiel, Germany)
klokateer427 (Illinois, USA)
Scotty_M (Brisbane, Australia)