As you might know, “Hollow Spirit” has released two new songs over the weekend on SoundCloud:
Because of the great response from the releases. We are looking to make a video for Picture Window.
Working with old Technology
Since Dean and I started working on the old “Hollow Spirit” recordings again. We’ve been trying to get an 8-track reel to reel that we used tracked down to the new 32 track digital system I bought at the beginning of the year.
This has become quite a chore and we are still looking to get this finished. I’ve currently contacted about 4 different locations in the area trying to find anyone who can help us.
This is one of the reasons why I wanted to not use the old cassette 4-track for recording anymore. I was truly afraid that it would break down near the end of the completion of the recordings and I wouldn’t be able to get anything back.
So back to my story; Most of the places that I have contacted don’t deal in reel to reel anymore and have gotten rid (updated) their systems. I didn’t find out the true problem that I am having until I spoke with a guy who has been in the business for about 30 years now. The problem is, our 1/2″ reel isn’t a standard professional recording system. The 1/2″ systems were made for personal use not professional use. This new found knowledge means that the only way to get this music copied, I will need to purchase my own player. Currently, that’s $1000+, too rich for me at the moment.
Hopefully, at some point we will find someone who has one of these old 1/2″ reel to reels and we can finally get the music off the system and present it to all of you.