Though digital music accounts for much of what we now listen to, old school formats like vinyl and audio cassettes steadfastly refuse to disappear. The former is enjoying something of a healthy revival at the moment, but trying to find an album released on audio cassette is a little more challenging.
Professional audio gear manufacturer Tascam is prepping for a cassette tape revival with the release of the 202mkVII dual cassette deck.
The new four track, two channel, rack-mountable cassette recorder is not designed for home mixtapers but rather professional studios, community halls or houses of worship that still need to make use of audio cassette tapes.
In fact, about the only concession to our modern ways is a USB output around back that allows for transfer of analog cassette content to digital media such as thumb drives or a computer’s hard drive, a bit like the turntables from Audio Technica, Sony and others with built-in ports for ripping vinyl over USB.