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Otari 16-track

Otari MX-70 1" 16-track

originally owned by our friend Tim Shea of the Analog Divide, the MX-70 is a classic workhorse. comprehensively gone-through by Elio and a series of all-too-patient helping hands, our machine is ready for whatever you want to throw at it. extensive card work done in 2008 by legendary tech (and original Otari designer) Soren Wittrup in Chicago. the heads were relapped in August 2011 by Tom at Amp Services. while at Analog Divide, it was used to record the first LP from Pants Yell!, among other fine albums.

we wouldn't be caught dead using anything except ATR tape on this deck!

photo by Rob Bellinger