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I mean, really...
I couldn't spot that 90s nostalgia thread to add it to, but this would have been perfect for it.
That's how good it is man!
Works perfectly well for me.
Someone else click the goddam link and back me up on this... It's gold I tell you.
No TDK CDingII 90min.
Only a TDK CDingI 90min.
There it is in all it's glory! ---> http://www.tapedeck.org/400/TDK_CDingII_901.php
It had Meat Loafs bat out of hell recorded on to it. Using one of those 'flat' casstette recorders (invariably with a handle), placed in a cardboard box, next to the record player's speaker (singular).
Kids today DON'T KNW THEY'RE BORN. IN OUR DAY we had to come up with elaborate physical setups when we wanted to STEAL MUSIC!
Probably to do a tape-to-tape of Tears For Fears' Songs From The Big Chair, Dire Straits' Money For Nothing, or another record-player-in-a-cardboard-box special of Queen's Greatest Hits.
So I saved 'em for best. For stuff I wanted to thieve in higher quality. Like ripping in 320kbps instead of 128kbps for those born after circa 1992.
Think I had Blind Melon on one side and the Cranberries on t'other.
Joe on drums. Me on lead. The song was called "Free, Single, and Good Looking". We were about 12 or 13 and had written in our CDT class earlier that week.
I still have it, and really should get it mp3'd for the lulz.
Pretty much identical to these http://www.tapedeck.org/400/TDK_D90.php seemingly immortal ones, I'd have thought.
The Ferric ones started to come in as MD and then CDRs came through and were basically utter shit quality.
Cos they slotted into the (rounded) case the wrong way around (the case was thinned slightly to allow for the fat bit) so the cases so they took up markedly less space and rattled around less.
Less space for clippings of the album art or band photos from various magazines or (in the earlier days) the lyrics from Smash Hits.
Less space for tracklistings. :-(
Inherited from somewhere or other. They seemed to be one of the last of the era that were branded with a sticker. Things like that mattered back then. Upside: Put your label over theirs and it was pleasingly minimal.
You're a man of integrity.
were class in a glass. TDK 120's though, that could take a lot of doing. I stil have a couple of those somewhere.
as they were too heavy for the motor, straining it.
They were also too stretched. That's why I tried to stick with 60s because they would always last longest and TDK SA60s were probably the best they made.
I did once buy a Maxell 110min cassette, back in 1995. I used it to make a complete Empire Strikes Back soundtrack in order, using the stuff on the 4th disc of my trilogy set that hadn't made the full CD cut.
Do you think the use of "CDing" was just as transparently desperate as it sounds?
"Look, right, you don't need to buy any of those shiny new CD things - this tape is so very good it's like *CDing* stuff anyway."
more of a "right, you're all copying CDs and THIS is the one you should be using for it".
That's the dictionary definition of "CDing" as a verb.
I feel like this thread has released some inner child of yours or something? I feel both strangely proud and terrified.
The images seem as if they might be pretty much print-worthy, so there's a possiblilty for actually framing some and putting them up.
They were so ubiquitous when I was growing up that it's hard not to hold some affection for 'em.
They're properly crap and superseded in pretty much every way as a listening medium though.
For some reason, looking at this ugly fucker instantly brought back waves of nostalgia:
They were blatantly saying "use this to record CDs with" though. Packaging even had a picture of a CD on it.
A rare beast indeed.
I used them to stick an early Beatles album on each side and get half the catalogue on only 3 cassettes.
Found that I could get Wish You Were Here and Dark Side Of The Moon perfectly onto each side of a C90. Played it into the ground, must've gotten through 3 or 4 of them.
I remember when I got MiniDisc I fit the whole of The Wall onto a single 80min disc by putting the final track in Mono.
I always got mine from Woolies.