TEAC - The History of Recording and Sound (Part 3)
TASCAM’s 80-8: The 8 track tape recorder spreading sound across the galaxy
Did you know that the TASCAM 80-8 tape deck was used to record the voices of R2-D2 and C-3PO in the making of the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, in 1977?
The TASCAM 80-8 was an 8-track 1/2 inch reel-to-reel tape recorder, a big hit with professionals at the time, with an easily accessible front panel design allowing all controls to be adjusted on the recorder unit.
When Star Wars was released in 1977, there were life-size R2-D2 promotional cardboard cutouts in all movie theatres, stating that all voice and sound effects were recorded on TASCAM equipment. However, due to the film’s instant success, within a week of release adoring fans had stolen all of them! The TASCAM 80-8 was also used by many famous recording musicians of the 70s, such as Boston and Kansas.
We’re really excited to see the gang reunited in the new Star Wars movie! May the force be with you!
TASCAM 30 years of recording evolution, Randy Alberts; Hal Leonard Corp, (2003)
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