does anyone else still make mix tapes? Taking a day off form playing and going to make a mix tape!
I still own a bunch of tapes, but no medium to play them
Even if I still made them, I wouldn’t know what to play them on
Just depends on the point of the mix tape! It is a true art to make a great mix tape!
Haven’t made a mixed tape in decades. Damn that was sheer entertainment back in the day. Was playing a cassette tape about every other week or once a month but just discovered over Thanksgiving week that the old player said No Thanx. Still comes to life with power but none of the PLAY / FF / RW / REC buttons function these days. I mean nothing. Been told to hit the consignment stores soon. Here it is, the twenties of January. oops
I make playlists now instead but it’s the same thing, just with much better tools
I am definitely not a vinyl or tape collector. I hate all forms of physical media. The day I sold my last CD was a happy one.
That said, making mixtapes used to be a major hobby for sure. WinAmp and friends just killed it in the '90s for me.
I still have the mix tape my girlfriend gave me in 1988. So sweet.
When I was 5 my Dad had a red velvet lined cassette suitcase with faux black alligator skin. I used to sit and listen for hours on the Ampex deck with headphones and get lost in the music.
I found the exact style case in a vintage store recently and bought it. I’ve thought of ordering a stack of cassettes to recreate my first music impression library.
Abbey Road, Neil Young, Blood Sweat and Tears, Joe Walsh, Harry Chapin, Moody Blues - Secret of The Lost Chord, Janice Joplin, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit, The Doors.
I had no idea how fortunate I was to have this treasure.
That brings back memories from trying to make mix tapes from the Friday Night Rock Show with Tommy Vance 10pm to 12pm every Friday)
The days of innocence
I had a boombox with two decks, for mixing and dubbing. I used to go crazy on making the tapes. Made them for girlfriends, and myself.
I still prefer playlists
I still have my old tapes, at least a few of them. Also I still have a cassette deck which is nothing less than a Onkyo Integra TA-2058 :
Nice tape deck!
@terb Is that for real - Those Onkyo decks were the machine back in the day. Would dream of a weekend working through my chores this weekend while running that gem.
yeah, I also have the matching Onkyo Integra amplifier
I remember longing for a nakamichi dragon bitd
The high end decks were not a thing for me. If I was at my stereo I wanted vinyl or CD and had a good turntable and CD player. All I needed for a deck in the stereo was the ablity to record for other players, not play back, except at parties where the quality was not a factor.
I got in to CDs pretty early, maybe 1984-5, like a year after they were available at all. Not cheap for a high school kid.