I had no idea the wonderful response I would get, some of you actually wax poetic when talking about your tapes I'm going to leave this open for awhile so I can meditate on a BA!
I just wanted to add to this terrific answers by bringing up the beauty of "the mix tape". My God how many hundreds of those did I create, making special artistic covers and spending hours crafting just the right expression of music and feelings..
I'll never forget the day a dear departed friend of mine handed me a cassette of Til Tuesday's Welcome Home, and he said " this explains everything". What a moving day that was and it began what has become a twenty plus year love of Aimee Mann. Late 70s - Early 90s, in other words, the best times of my life.
The reason I know all this stuff about old music today is because of years and years spent ransacking every used music store in a three state area buying any and every cassette and LP that looked remotely interesting And reading the liner notes, and any books or magazines I could get on the subject and along the way I amassed a huge collection of cassettes, about of them, and a couple thousand LPs too.
Sadly I had a fire and over of my cassettes that weren't in storage melted. Fortunately my LPs and my gun collection were stored at my Dad's house when it happened I still have the and some odd cassettes that didn't burn.
I had a big big collection of 80s Metal of all varieties. I sweated blood getting my Hawkwind collection together, and now all anyone has to do if DL it.
I was really proud of some of the rare demo cassettes and bootlegs I'd collected. They mostly all melted too, oh well. Whenever I bought an album I would record it on cassette and not play the album anymore. I have hundreds of cassettes that I have made and still play to this day. The last time I recorded a cassette was probably the late 90's?
I would have to say the 80's as well. The ball really got rolling in the very late 70's - spurred by the Walkman - and by they were a standard way to buy music. Vinyl or cassettes on terrible equipment is no better than compressed MP3 files. The bigger issue with those of us who still want to own hard copies of music might be based on nostalgia but I think it also has to do with the value we place in music.
Digital formats make music seem disposable. Titles were replaced by track numbers and before long we lost the opportunity to experience a song or an album because we developed an ADD approach to music.
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In the year , Soundwave unleashed his army of new Mini-Cassettes to steal the Autobot Matrix of Leadership from a secure bunker at the construction site of Autobot City on Earth.
They were interrupted during their excavation by Hot Rod , who successfully disabled Soundwave and his various helpers, retrieving the Matrix. The Transformers. Ravage attacked Kenji and Bumblebee in Tokyo while the rest of the Autobots were occupied by Megatron's forces.
Powerglide managed to sweep Kenji to safety, but Bumblebee was then confronted by Rumble, Laserbeak and Ratbat as well. Bumblebee managed to evade the Cassettes long enough for Ironhide and Cliffjumper to arrive as back-up.
Using a patented Bumble Kick, the small Autobot damaged Soundwave's chest compartment, so that when Ravage and the others attempted to hide from the Autobots inside their master, they bounced fruitlessly off of Soundwave.
Cliffjumper was able to grab them while they were still in their cassette forms, pulling out their magnetic tape. Super Robot Lifeform Transformers 2. When the Stunticons attempted to frame the Autobots for their evil deeds, Rumble and Frenzy appealed directly to the human race for Decepticon support. Disguised in full-body cloaks and masks, they staged rallys against the Autobots and convince mankind that the Decepticons were their true friends.
Their ruse was soon uncovered by Eject and Rewind , who ripped off the Decepticons' robes to reveal their true selves. Super Robot Lifeform Transformers 7. Scramble City: Mobilization. As the Autobots prepared to leave Earth and pursue Scorponok 's forces into space, Soundblaster of all the Decepticons stayed behind to continue tormenting humanity. He dispatched Overkill and Slugfest to attack the Witwickys but they were, um After Chromedome blasted Soundblaster into the distance, his remaining Cassettes crowded around the Decepticon tapedeck as he shook the stars from his eyes.
The Headmasters 8. The origin of the Mini-Cassettes as a whole is unknown. Warriors like Laserbeak and Ravage were seen working with Soundwave in their standard capacity since the beginning of the war. The War Within The sole exception is Ratbat, who was once a high-ranking Decepticon, and the leader of his own independent faction during the Dark Ages. Countdown to Extinction. Besides Ratbat, the Mini-Cassettes were sent into stasis lock with Soundwave and the rest of the Nemesis ' crew for four million years on the planet Earth.
They reawakened in to battle Optimus Prime and the crew of the Ark. After Starscream made a proposal to strike out on their own, however, they turned against Shockwave. Part of the deal was Starscream reuniting Soundwave with Ratbat, whom he had apparently already used as a Mini-Cassette in the past. I'd guess something goes wrong with the tape when they send it to China to be assembled.
Sounds dumb to me. Is it really cheaper shipping tape to China, and then putting it in cassettes, and then sending it back to the USA? The Memorex name is still around, but I can't remember seeing on any tapes lately it has cropped up on CD blanks and electronics in recent years. Dunno whether it's still the same company or has been bought. Location: United States. Sony still makes, or at least still markets tape too.
Grant , Nov 7,Nov 08, · Only TDK still coats audio tape anymore, The 'D' normal cassette. The rest are either only assemblers or outsource the who product. Most of the tape comes from either Korea (SKM) or China. it is not anything close to the quality that was made in the 80s or 90s. Sony, TDK, and Fuji still assemble VHS cassettes, but don't make the tape anymore.