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#31 D'MosPhree

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:47 PM

How many did you print up and did you go through a manufacture or something? I really wish I could've copped one.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:57 PM

Made em myself. I ordered 100 blank tapes from Delta media, but only made 20-25 of my last album. Just used a dual tape deck. Saving the rest for my next release.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:00 PM

Cool man, thanks for the info. I might go through these cats up in Canada when I get around to actually putting something out.
http://www.duplicati...te-packages.php

I might be too lazy to do it myself, but if money is tight I might not have a choice.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:36 PM

Yeah the only issue with diy is printing onto the tape itself. All of my tapes were lableless black.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:44 PM

Cheaper than vinyl and cooler than CD's. When I put my album on tape up for sale they sold out pretty quick.


Too quickly!

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:38 AM

i only listen to shellacs, betamax cassettes and reel-to-reels.
stay tuned for my next album, i'm releasing only 24 copies of it on floppy disks...


open mike eagle had copies of one of his albums actually on floppy disk recently
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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:52 AM

Since this was the topic, I'm dropping the "Revisionist History Vol. 1" project on limited edition red cassettes. (50 total) I'm doing preorders and they'll be shipping out in a week or so.

If you didn't hear the project, its where I take the same records used on classic hip hop joints and flip them in a different way. The project features...

Wildchild (Lootpack)
Prince Po (Organized Konfusion)
Pacewon
Ace-One
Verb Math (Dolla Bin)
Rusty Redenbacher (Mudkids)
Fash-1
Luvva-J
etc.

You can preorder the joint HERE or HERE.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:46 AM

Preordered last night :)

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:06 AM

Since this was the topic, I'm dropping the "Revisionist History Vol. 1" project on limited edition red cassettes. (50 total) I'm doing preorders and they'll be shipping out in a week or so.

If you didn't hear the project, its where I take the same records used on classic hip hop joints and flip them in a different way. The project features...

Wildchild (Lootpack)
Prince Po (Organized Konfusion)
Pacewon
Ace-One
Verb Math (Dolla Bin)
Rusty Redenbacher (Mudkids)
Fash-1
Luvva-J
etc.

You can preorder the joint HERE or HERE.

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hey man, i have a question for you and these tapes.
how long is this project you put on it?
i've been working on my next mixtape, and i think i'm going to do some cassette releases so i have something to sell at shows...but i've also been trying to figure out just how much music i need to fill them up. i know they offer different-sized reels, but i wonder if people are cool with like 10-15 mins. on each side for like an EP-kind of project?

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:28 AM

but i wonder if people are cool with like 10-15 mins. on each side for like an EP-kind of project?



Just record onto 30 min tapes. 15 each side.
A cassette duplication company can do this pretty easily just ask what tape lengths they have.
Or better yet, make your production and let them know I have this amount of time on Side A and this amount of time on Side B and they'll let you know what tape fits your project.

For instrumental works. I'm more into 1-2 minute beats rather than full out 3 minute productions.
So a 30 min tape fits the allotment of time that keeps my attention.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:37 PM

Just record onto 30 min tapes. 15 each side.
A cassette duplication company can do this pretty easily just ask what tape lengths they have.
Or better yet, make your production and let them know I have this amount of time on Side A and this amount of time on Side B and they'll let you know what tape fits your project.

For instrumental works. I'm more into 1-2 minute beats rather than full out 3 minute productions.
So a 30 min tape fits the allotment of time that keeps my attention.


have you released any of your projects on tape?

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 03:02 PM

You can either buy pre made tapes, like mentioned above, or tell the company, "yo... this is the project, it's 35 minutes total and the A-side is 18 munites long." They'll figure it out. In my experience, there's not a HUGE diff in price. There's more of a diff in price depending on the tape grade you use.

And after I drop this, I'll be also putting out a mixtape on cassette too. Yep... a mixtape on tape. "The Dig Up" aka "The Dirty Tape".
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:33 PM

To the question of whether or not tapes are a fad, of course they are. They're highly impractical. I own a handful of cassettes myself and have not played a single one of them...in fact, most of them are still shrink-wrapped. Will this stop my from purchasing more cassettes going forward? No, lol.
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:31 PM

^ that is the best summation of this topic that i've read so far.
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