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I just bought a Concord Stereophonic 444 reel-to-reel, how do I record on it? Answered

Yesterday I got dragged into a thrift store not expecting to find anything. I was so happy that I was wrong. Someone had dropped off a vintage Concord reel-to-reel with about 30 reels full of great music. There was one unopened recording tape, and I was wondering how to record on the reel to reel. It came with two microphones and has two track inputs. I tried hooking up a mic and a reel for recording and pressing the recording key and the wheels did not turn. Am I missing something? It plays just fine, which I am very grateful for. :) But if I could record that would be really cool for my band.

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Re-design

6 years ago

Try pressing play and record at the same time. Some are set up that way. Or maybe you figured out why it was in the thrift store.

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spel3oRe-design

Answer 6 years ago

It works! Thanks :) The reason it didn't work before was because I hit the record button THEN the play button and it just played what was already on there. But it's working like a charm now.

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lemonie

6 years ago

Like the previous two comments, the old-skool way is Record and Play together, this may well be the same.
It's because the Play button engages the drive, other designs had a mechanical-interlock that connected the two, and then such equipment went more electronic and used solenoids for the mechanics etc...

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rickharris

6 years ago

No almost all reel to reel require the record button AND the play button allows you to get ready then record.