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I've added some piano to track 3 of tape 5 (track 2 is uke bass). Anyone want to finish this one off?

@standup, I created the account http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/user/4-track-tape-collaboration. Should we add it as a collaborator for all of the tracks we make?

@Elesimo OK, added to that page...
(Edited to add: Perplexing. I added the 4-track account as a collaborator, but it's not showing up on that page.)
(edited to add: Well, it's there now)

@Pearlmanhattan, what's the status of Tape 1? Is @ZeCoop taking it?

Any takers for Tape 5?

@Vom Vorton, I'll take Tape 5, since no one has claimed it. Smile

@Elesimo it shall be yours! Oh yes, it shall be yours.

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Thanks to Nancy lending me her 4-track, I get to do my first 4-track collab! I'm excited. Someone else sign up for this one so I know where it goes next Smile

Oh, and I can volunteer to finish up Tape 3, unless Nancy needs the recorder back before then...

I didn't get a track laid on tape 1 yet, so I still have it. Leaving for vacation for a week, will get it done and sent out next week, so I'll get mailing info then.

@owl you will be sending to @Elesimo next -- I'll get you the address. [Edit - oh, I think I got that wrong. Someone sign up!] And you can hang on to the recorder to finish up Tape 3!

@nancyrost, @owl I can do Tape 6 if no one else volunteers. I had added my name, but removed it since I'm taking Tape 5 from @Vom Vorton.

I’m here if there’s anyone needed, but only if no one else is available. I don’t want to tread on any toes, or stand in anyone’s way.

@marvsmooth I know the feeling! I'd love to participate in all the tapes, but gotta leave space for others. Smile

I added @owl to track 4 of tape 3.

@owl, @nancyrost, I added me and @marvsmooth to Tape 6. @owl, I'll send you my address.

@pfoo, @standup are you still interested in starting Tape 4?

No pressure! I'm planning to start a new tape, and I was wondering if I just start Tape 4 or start a new Tape (7). Smile

We are still hoping to start a tape soon... I have a couple of gigs this weekend but will try to squeeze it in.

OK, Tape 4 is begun and I can mail it out Monday... It's spacey sludge-rock, just bass and drums, centered around Dm7, F and Gm if anyone's partial to those chords...

I'll take Tape 4 then, since people are quiet. Smile

Any takers for track 3 and 4 on Tape 4?

Elesimo, please send me your address again to my contact email, I don't see older correspondence with your address right now...

I’ll put this out there - I’m happy to be included on any tapes if there are absolutely no takers. I’d like to do every tape, but that’s the selfish side of me, whereas the selfless side says I should allow others an opportunity first.

This one though I will admit has me intrigued with the grunge description.

I'd be happy to take the other track if Tape 4 fancies a trip over the ocean to @marvsmooth...

I think drums and bass are on separate tracks on tape 4. @standup?

Things have quieted down at our house. I should have time to do more 4-tracks. Does anyone want to start one? Or I can start another.

On tape 4, yes, there are 2 tracks already recorded. Drums on 1 and bass on 3, actually, since I was having weird patching difficulties.

@marvsmooth, I can send you Tape 4, if you're interested in it. But I think we should also start a few more tapes, maybe one that starts in the US and ends in the UK with you and @Vom Vorton?

@Elesimo - both of those options sound great!

@Elesimo -- send me your address so I can get Tape 4 moving...

@standup just sent you a private message.

I received a tape from @Vom Vorton that says "Tape V". I'm unsure if it's tape 5, or ff that's how he labels all of his tapes! Biggrin

@pfoo, @standup, I received Tape 4 today and added guitar.

@owl, have you mailed me Tape 6? There's no rush, I just want to know because I'm sending both Tape 4 and Tape 6 across the ocean to @marvsmooth, and I wonder if I should wait for your tape and send both tapes together, or send them separately.

@Elesimo - if it gets late on, then I’ll set up a placeholder just in case.

I mailed Tape 4 to @marvsmooth yesterday.

i see i am (?) on tape 3, i did vocal/lyrics on one and bass guitar on another. i posted it to @owl on the 18th

Received tape four. Will have to cheat in order to add guitar two and a vocal!

Tape four is up in a rough mix way - http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/39890

I am too late for this party, but the other day, I found a fostex 4 track at a thrift store for 7 bucks. Not sure if it works yet, but if it does I may join in on this madness. Here is a pic. https://photos.app.goo.gl/gSromSuUBxdX4xGi6

@ductapeguy, that's a great score!

One thing to keep in mind is that it looks like your Fostex only records/plays in high speed, and for the challenge we use normal speed because that's more common. That's not a blocker, and you have a few options to do the challenge with it:

1. Find 3 other people who also have high speed 4-track recorders.
2. Record in high speed, knowing that in the final mix everything will be pitched down 1 octave.
3. Record on the computer, double the speed, and then record to tape.

I did #2 on my first FAWM, because I only had a high speed recorded (the Tascam 414) and didn't know better, and it was a fun challenge! Later I bought a Tascam 424 which has both speeds.

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I've just posted the first song from Tape 3 here:
with @marvsmooth, @Vom Vorton, and @wobbie wobbit!
Edit: added vocals on this tape!

And Tape 6 is en route to @Elesimo and will hopefully arrive very soon. Edit: I added acoustic guitar and verse vocals on this one.

@marvsmooth, do you want to create a placeholder for tape 6? I won't be able to send it to you before the end of 50-90.

@Elesimo - I’m on it dude Good

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I just posted the second song from Tape 3 here:

@marvsmooth, @Vom Vorton, and @wobbie wobbit, and I added some tambourine!

I also wasn't sure if there was a placeholder for Tape 6 with @nancyrost, @Elesimo, and @marvsmooth and me on it (I took a quick look and didn't see one posted) so I put one here--please link me to the other one if I should delete this? http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/40899

@owl - I already put a placeholder, but twice the chance eh Smile

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@marvsmooth I don't see the placeholder on my list? Anyway, I can always delete the extra later Smile Looking forward to hearing that one finished up!

@owl - maybe it’s because it’s marked as private?