I bought my first tape recorder in 1965 when I was a kid. It was a cheap, portable, open-reel machine that was sold on Army bases so soldiers could send ‘talking letters’ home to their families. Little did I know it would lead to this! I bought my last tape machine in the Fall of 2008, an Ampex MM-1200 2″. Built in 1979, I’m the second owner. The first was Universal Studios, Hollywood. I’ve been doing this long enough to go full circle; analog to digital and back to analog. Well, not completely back to analog, but I have the best of both worlds available for the most complete recording environment possible.