Why are so many Tape Project tapes showing up for sale on A-gon? So far I have seen at least three full lots of tapes appear up for sale, and remainder of subscriptions are also being offered.
My reason for not joining is because of the amount of tapes I would need to purchase with music that I am not interested in.
I dont think it's the quality of the music/tape transfer. I did purchase four tapes from a fellow goner and played them on my Studer A-810 with excellent results. The Studer needs to be re-calibrated and the Tape Project tapes still sounded incredible. So from my own experience these are first class master tapes. I personally feel the Studer A-810 is the only way to go if you want to get the most benefit from Tape Project. Unless of course you are in the position to purchase an Ampex 102.
Is it economics that these tapes and subscriptions are starting to show up for sale or is it that maybe the tapes are not all that big of a deal sound/quality for the money?
Curious as to what others are feeling about Tape Project?
11-19-09: Crna39 I purchased a few Tape Project tapes to see what all the hype was about. I'd say... they're O'kay. I wasn't blown away. I can make much better tapes in my own studio... but then again, I don't mass produce them like they do. I can take a day to prepare the decks, set levels, calibrate and make multiple runs to make sure the best copy is available. Most people that have heard these tapes were very impressed. As Mike says... if more people pull out their wallets and support ventures such as "The Tape Project", you'll see more mainstream releases. Money talks. Crna39 (Threads | Answers | This Thread)