Thank you Keith and Dave for helping me interface my PC with an analogue tape machine!
Keith restored and sold me the Stellaphone.
Dave (who also worked on the restoration), sold me a cable which allows the Stellphone to output to PC and vice versa.
// Tony’s career seemed to involve interfacing challenges – like getting a tiny Tektronix to chat to a Cray when making the Ch4 logo, or getting a BL120 Microfilm Recorder to speak to the Atlas.
Tony created used his friend Hugh Ras Riddle’s sisters Phillips reel to reel recorder to create the foley for Flexipede, so I thought it would be fun to create some of the audio for the ebook using ¼ inch tape.
Neither Ras nor Tony could remember the model name, so I searched for any old domestic Phillips model, c. 1960s. I thought I’d find one easily but I was wrong. There’s a fair few on eBay, but I couldn’t find any in good working order.
Right, before I kick all you interfacing hippies out, I just want to show you this…
One of the things I’ve enjoyed recently is listening to the traces of tracks left on this second hand tapes that I bought to use as recording material.
Strange noises and mystery voices from the past. I love it!