Otari MTR-90 MKII 24-track analog recorder
24-track 2" analog recorder, used for about 2/3 of Mellon Collie, recorded at Pumpkinland- the remaining was tracked at the CRC on Studer A820s.
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Flood on the recording speed: "I love recording at 15 ips NAB, but with Dolby SR, because it just adds a whole different dimension to the sound. Apart from the obvious benefits of Dolby, if you tweak the Dolby unit really, really well, it’s a bit like adding an Aphex and a dbx sub-harmonic bass enhancer on every channel. Also, the way that tape changes the sound or modifies the sound, 15 ips is technically not correct, but I find it to be so musical, particularly on the bottom end. This was very much a conscious decision, and very much a part of the album’s sound." [EQ Mag]