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#1 jaetee

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:11 AM

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This thread is intended for the sole purpose of summarizing the ground rules for the Global Traveling Tape Race project and for tracking the progress of your team's traveling tapes. If you are part of Team JVC, I suggest using the "subsrcibe topic" feature so you will be notified up log updates.

Please use this thread only to discuss shipping related progress or issues. Casual conversation about the project should still be posted to the original thread for all members of both projects to see:
http://www.boomboxer....php?f=2&t=5264

Traveling Tape Rules:

[*:3sbqpny8]Target recording time limit is 15~17 minutes per participant
[*:3sbqpny8]Each particpant is expected to use a boombox or recording walkman to record their selections. No high-end portable field recorders or compontent cassette decks should be used.
[*:3sbqpny8]Please test your boombox's recording and play functions thoroughly before setting up your recording. Let's do our best to make sure we don't use boxes that might eat a tape!
[*:3sbqpny8]Source device can be whatever you are comfortable with (Phono, Tuner, Cassette Deck, boombox, whatever....) Just make sure you record music.
[*:3sbqpny8]Record your tracks in series following the person who was ahead of you on the list. Tape 2 should only be used when tape 1 is full.
[*:3sbqpny8]Please sign both of your team's cassettes with a fine tip permanent marker.
[*:3sbqpny8]Please add your recording details to the recording log which should be included with the tapes you receive.
[*:3sbqpny8]Please include the recording log and maybe a postcard, sticker or some other souvenir for the next participant.
[*:3sbqpny8]It is each member's responsiblity to view this thread and PM the next person on the list to get address info. Do not post phone numbers, physical address or email address information in public forums (for obvious reasons).
[*:3sbqpny8]Please notify your team when you have received and shipped the tape so we can periodically update this log
[*:3sbqpny8]And most importantly - HAVE FUN!
TEAM JVC - ordered list of participants:

Bold Text = Tape received
Bold Italics = Tape received and shipped to next participant
* = next in line to receive tape
JaeTee (Florida)
Ford93 (Florida)
Fatdog (Tennesee)
* Ghettoboom (Tennesee)
Master Z (Ohio)
restocat (New Mexico)
BMoney (California)
Terry (Australia)
Claret Badger (UK)
Stranj (Venezuela)

#2 Fatdog

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 05:43 PM

Maybe the first guy on the list shouldn't have been ford93. :lol:

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 06:00 PM

Maybe the first guy on the list shouldn't have been ford93. :lol:


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#4 ford93

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 03:55 AM

Now Bobby I was this close in heading out the door when I noticed your little comment, so I decided to hold it a bit longer! :-P

Nah it will be on the way soon between my job, mi mom, and my boomboxes having issues :annoyed: I got sidetracked. My recording was straight up analog 12' vinyls and a 1200 Technics with the exception of the intro which was an MP3 recording.

Sometimes good things come to those who wait!! :-D

I sent you a PM Bobby you are hereby ordered to see the dean! :-D

#5 ClaretBadger

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 04:10 AM

Hurry up bro!

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:08 AM

Now Bobby I was this close in heading out the door when I noticed your little comment, so I decided to hold it a bit longer! :-P

Nah it will be on the way soon between my job, mi mom, and my boomboxes having issues :annoyed: I got sidetracked. My recording was straight up analog 12' vinyls and a 1200 Technics with the exception of the intro which was an MP3 recording.

Sometimes good things come to those who wait!! :-D

I sent you a PM Bobby you are hereby ordered to see the dean! :-D

It's alright, dude. I totally understand how time gets away from a person. These past couple of weeks had me running around like a headless chicken. I can't wait to hear what you have on there! :yes:

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:58 PM

Bobby I threw in some old school stuff from the late 70's and 80's not mixed I didn't want to use my mixer as it has EQ. I wanted to keep it analog all the way I refuse to enhance in any form the sounds even though my mixer has kill switches.

#8 ford93

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:29 PM

It's on the way Bobby!

You'll receive it in three days hopefully.

#9 Fatdog

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:13 PM

Woo hoo!! I received the package from Juan today. Now, I need to decide what to record. :yes:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:13 AM

go go postal service!!!

I'll guess I 'll get it by the end of July!

#11 jaetee

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:01 AM

TEAM JVC - ordered list of participants:

3 down, 7 to go

Bold Text = Tape received
Bold Italics = Tape received and shipped to next participant
* = next in line to receive tape

JaeTee (Florida)
Ford93 (Florida)
Fatdog (Tennesee)

* Ghettoboom (Tennesee)
Master Z (Ohio)
restocat (New Mexico)
BMoney (California)
Terry (Australia)
Claret Badger (UK)
Stranj (Venezuela)

For the record, so far you guys (both teams) are quicker at turning this around than the guys typically do at tapeheads.net :)

#12 Fatdog

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:39 AM

Alright, I thought I would pop in real quick to post that I have completed my recordings. Four tracks. Hopefully obscure to most people.

Here's a really crappy cellphone video of a portion of the last track.

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Back to R&R. :super:

#13 ford93

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:58 AM

Alright Bobby I didn't know you have a 1200 cool! :-)

So I guess Ghettoboom has the tapes?

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:28 AM

I wish I had known about this when it started. I would definitely have gotten in and put down some tracks

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:46 AM

On its way to Master Z.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:59 AM

Yo FD, I think you skipped Ghettoboom. He was next in line I think, not me. I'm supposed to get it from him. :hmmm: :dunce:

Let me know who I should send it out to. when its my turn.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

Yo FD, I think you skipped Ghettoboom. He was next in line I think, not me. I'm supposed to get it from him. :hmmm: :dunce:

Let me know who I should send it out to. when its my turn.


Hi MasterZ. In the interest of keeping things going, Ghettoboom was skipped on purpose as he is out of town working for an undetermined period of time... (Thanks for the heads-up, Jeff!).

Ghettoboom will be now be the last person to get it before it finds its way back to me, which should give him time to get back home...

The updated order is outlined below. Please reach out to restocat for his address and ship to him when you're done with your recordings.

:-D

Bold Text = Tape received
Bold Italics = Tape received and shipped to next participant
* = next in line to receive tape

JaeTee (Florida)
Ford93 (Florida)
Fatdog (Tennesee)

Master Z (Ohio)
*restocat (New Mexico)
BMoney (California)
Terry (Australia)
Claret Badger (UK)
Stranj (Venezuela)
Ghettoboom (Tennesee)

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:21 AM

Ah OK, thanks JT for clearing that up for me. Now what to record??? :hmmm:
I guess I'll have to give it a listen and see where it takes me. :-)

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:52 AM

Ah OK, thanks JT for clearing that up for me. Now what to record??? :hmmm:
I guess I'll have to give it a listen and see where it takes me. :-)

There are detailed notes on the enclosed cards - track, artist, album, NR, setup, etc.

There's also a little something extra in the package for ya, Z.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:53 AM

Now what to record??? :hmmm: I guess I'll have to give it a listen and see where it takes me. :-)


There's the spirit!!!!!

Since I'll have to wait until the bitter end.... I'd love to hear some reviews of what you guys think about the quality of the recordings thus far? Especially now that a few people have recorded on the tape.

I'm also guessing that Ford93, Fatdog and I have probably filled up the A-side at this point?

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:05 AM

I'm also guessing that Ford93, Fatdog and I have probably filled up the A-side at this point?

Yep. I think I have a track on Tape 1 Side B already. Should be plenty of room for Z and restocat to finish out though. Then Tape 2 for remaining five guys.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 08:51 PM

Got the tapes in the mail today! You guys went old school, I can dig it. I'm gonna go through a few albums and do some test runs to get the levels right and finalize what box I wanna use. Vids comin' soon.

Btw thanks Fatdog for the VIP!

#23 Fatdog

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:34 PM

Hey Paul, be sure and sign the cassette before shipping out. :yes:

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:42 PM

I can't wait until it's my turn.


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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:26 AM

Yo Terry - when you ship the tape to me - pack it in, erm I don't know - pack it nice and safe so it don't get damaged . . . . HOW ABOUT IN A PANASONIC RX5700??????


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Posted 18 July 2010 - 04:13 PM

Norm made sure I have a boombox ready to engage its heads and perform for this race. :thumbsup: My tracks are all selected and queued up at 15min 56sec. Just waiting for the tapes to make their way to me. Hopefully I can make it a next day turn around so we can make up some time. I don't know what everyone else has recorded but ain't nothing like hip-hop music for me!

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:30 AM

Ok so the tapes are on their way to Restocat.

I tried a few different combinations of recording and the last setup was the best and I probably should have used it for all of the tracks. :bang:
I used both my PC-11 and M70 hooked straight to my Technics 1300. I recorded a MP3 that unfortunatly sounds like crap compared to the vinyl and my last track I used an Pioneer RG-1 processor between the turntable and PC-11 to boost up the sound and it turned out awesome.
Here's a short vid of the M70 in action.

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There is still room on tape one for probably 2 songs or at least 1 extended song.
Go team JVC!

#28 ford93

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:59 AM

Nice track MZ this tape is going kick ass! :yes:

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:08 PM

Tapes received here in New Mexico! :thumbsup:

After seeing ClaretBadger's comment, I was hoping MasterZ would pack the cassette inside an M70. Not the case though. :thumbsdown:

#30 jaetee

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:38 AM

Nice!

The tapes are making their way in the world!!!! :-D

However, I have an update for Team JVC's participant list and thus the shipping order....

Unfortunately, after extensive testing of his boomboxes and their ability to properly record, Terry has found that pretty much all of this experiments yielded "sketchy" results and he does not feel he can, in good conscience, participate in this project. This is rather unfortunate as I know he was really looking forward to hearing the tapes and recording his tracks. However, I think we should totally respect the fact that he tested in advance and didn't want to put everyone else's considerable efforts and paitence at risk. When it's all said and done, I will dupe tapes for those who want them and post digital files online for download, so he will get to listen to them anyway... :-D

I did some looking at the original thread and we did have some people post their desire to participate after the project had launched. As such, I reached out to AK74 in Germany and he will be stepping in for Terry.

With Terry's drop out, that means JVC tapes will spend some extra time in Europe rather than make the long voyage to Australia...

If anyone else drops out of either team, the next person in line to fill a spot will be member DJETAINE.


Bold Text = Tape received
Bold Italics = Tape received and shipped to next participant
* = next in line to receive tape

JaeTee (Florida)
Ford93 (Florida)
Fatdog (Tennesee)
Master Z (Ohio)

restocat (New Mexico)
*BMoney (California)
Claret Badger (UK)
AK74 (Germany)
Stranj (Venezuela)
Ghettoboom (Tennesee)