Experimental ambient musician Hainbach shared this video – a buyer’s guide to dictaphones for use in music production.
Hainbach appropriates old gear for use in music production, and in this video shares his thoughts on dictaphones that have features that make them useful for musicians.
Hainbach’s tldw version:
“Buy any tape dictaphone you find cheaply. Look for varispeed (1.2 cm, 2.4 cm, adjustable speed). Get microcassette for clandestine portability, get regular cassette for studio experiments.”
In an earlier video, Hainbach shared some of the techniques he uses with dictaphones: