I 'd do a lot of records with two tracks (revox, Uher, akai, nagra) before the 8 tracks, but I also had the opportunity to run a tascam 38 once.
It was produced in magneto 89 is the last generation of home tascam analog. it is very successful with the possibility of syncro and locator.
3 heads, a reading of a record and erase
8 I / O XLR strip 1/2 inch
a chip controls the motor speed
I love the most is definitely the ITS, this machine has a musicality of crazy, I also love recording with this approach is really different from digital, it's beautiful, it is heavy, fragile and it sounds.
I also have a digital system with a macpro and an RME 400, RME does not come close to the ankle in terms of sound.
what I like least: we forget the issue but I do not care since I basically recorded jazz quartet or quintet with, therefore rec and play,
bands worth expensive: 65 eur/30min in 38cm / s
should not it fails, it repairs itself but it can quickly become a hassle.
I bought it new, it had just gotten a break .. both say that I made a bargain! but before this I had magneto many others who made me lose hair as too old!
I would do without hesitation that choice, I am finalizing a bebop jazz quartet album for my label, and it's just a joy, needs nothing, no more plugs to the chain to have a sound. a touch of EQ and voila.