At present only a concept, rather than working product, Metaxas says the Metaxas & Sins ‘T-RX portable recording device No 1’ will be biased for either 468 or 911 quarter-inch tape and will operate at only a single speed: 15 inches per second. Drive will be provided by six brushless d.c. motors. The intention, according to Metaxas, is to produce: ‘a kinetic art object which happens to record and play analogue tape.’
Metaxas (pictured below, click for larger image) has used his Stellavox recorders to record more than 300 concerts over the years [www.metaxas.com/recordings.html] and he claims that he is ‘probably the most prolific recording engineer using analogue tape of the past 20 years.’ Metaxas features in a book on Stellavox (HERE) written by Roland Schellin.
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