As it turns out, reel to reel tapes are good for more than adding an air of legitimacy to background in period science fiction movies. DJ Kerri Chandler and Mr. Tape have both turned their virtuoso DJ talents to mixing and even beat matching with reel to reel tapes. Here’s more from SonicState:
When we think of DJs, record decks, CDJs, and USB mixers come to mind – not often reel-to-reel machines! But there are people who have used, and use these vintage machines for mixing. One example is Mr Tape (Modris Skaistkalns) who appears here at the 1991 DMC World Championships Elimination Round at the Hammersmith Palais de Danse in London, England. The set is a remarkable achievement given the physical capability of tape recorders as a mixing tool – though there are presumably no worries about the record skipping!
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