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Post by szemi » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:16

Is there any country, where cassettes still exist?

In my country unfortunately you cannot find any (maybe blank cassette, but that's not sure either).
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:49

Why do you want that?
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Post by Lava89 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 13:35

I'm pretty sure you can still find cassettes in the US, they're just not the standard medium anymore.

Have you tried eBay, to find what you're looking for?

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Post by szemi » Wed Jun 03, 2015 13:47

@Vikingboybilly and @Lava89: I don't wanna buy or anything else, just asked. :)
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Post by Roobar » Wed Jun 03, 2015 15:22

Maybe in Cuba they're still on the shelves?

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Post by troublesomekeen » Wed Jun 03, 2015 17:56

I've got dozens and dozens of old cassette tapes, 2 brand new unopened tapes, and a few cassette players. Unfortunately I don't have a real mellotron. :p
On a related note, storage has become an issue now. I will have to get rid of all our old VCRs. :(
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Post by Lava89 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 21:26

On a semi-related note (since this topic has basically become the "cassette appreciation thread"), about a year ago a news story came out about Sony making digital cassette tapes.

What do you guys think? Will cassette tapes become a new standard in the form of these new ones?

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Post by StupidBunny » Wed Jun 03, 2015 23:45

A couple years ago I bought an album on cassette, Laibach's "Kapital", for no reason other than that the cassette version is different (and, it turns out, better) than the digital version. It's a weird case and I haven't bought cassettes before or since, though there still seem to be a handful on sale. I can't say whether they're still being actually made, though.
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Post by Keening_Product » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:25

A few Melbourne hipster bands release on audio casette. It's different, but not very popular at all.
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Post by guynietoren » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:19

Awww no mix tape jokes? hah. I remember recording favorite songs off the radio when I was a kid. Mostly comedy stuff though. In the USA you might find that stuff at garage sales or pawn shops if you're lucky.

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:33

I found a bunch of my old cassettes in a drawer (empty and self-recordings). You want them, szemi? I think I tried to make a Hexen mix tape on one.
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Post by MoffD » Thu Jun 04, 2015 13:11

I've still got some lying around, what was saddening was I found some of my Dad's 8-tracks and a player that were no longer working. (pretty sure it was the tapes, the player seemed to work fine)
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:15

I recorded HeXen music on mine, and The Pie Who Loved Me song.
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Post by BlueGasMask » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:44

Not sure about the rest of NZ but Auckland sure has them. What about down there, Levellass?
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Post by namida » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:05

BlueGasMask wrote:Not sure about the rest of NZ but Auckland sure has them. What about down there, Levellass?
I'd be interested to know where exactly in Auckland you've seen them. I sure haven't seen anything other than CDs (or digital downloads) for a very long time, apart from the occasional case of vinyl in specialist stores.

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