Logic 7, Revival of analog recording?

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Jan Hanegreefs2015-04-24 21:24

My Logic 7 had been standing almost inoperational for 19 years. It had been decomissioned in 1995 by lack of spares (idler wheels and several electronic parts) and since I had no qualified technician tot turn to for a decent overhaul, it barely escaped from being thrown away.
Change came when we planned a substantial renovation of our house and living room in particular. Furniture was to be replaced, contents selected and disposed off... but NOT the Ferrograph, oh no!
My wife argued that the machine had been standing there for such a long time, but some internal force instantly directed me to the PC for a website exploration on how to get this machine operational again.
And Google is the blessing we failed to have in 1995, but now it just took a few minutes to trace a wizard somewhere in East Sussex, specialised in ... yes, Ferrograph!
Born and living in the nord-east corner of little wet Belgium, the only solution appeared to take a week leave and head for the UK, drop the Ferrograph for a complete overhaul and spend a few days in the Queen's backyard, sightseeing in London a.s.o.
Back home with a practically new Logic 7, I couldn't believe my ears! Nothing compares to what this recorder can do. it used to be a quarter track, but now as a half track with new heads, the sound is wonderful. A brand new CD recorded by this machine, gains a considerably improved playback sound.
It appears to be known that the sound quality really improves by analog processing. Which made me wonder why so few people still stick to the analog recording and prefer the easy but poor digital way.
Searching on the several internet sites, you see the same names repeatedly showing up. Collectors? Yes, some are, but analog freaks in the first place. Some of them are convinced that the analog processing is up to a revival. Some signs tend to confirm their ideas. Or will they remain ... dreams?



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