The circa 1983 Yamaha MT44 4-track and CS01 synth: examining advertising claims

MT_and_csYamaha used to run these great ads in the 80s featuring their MT44 4-track and cheap lil CS01 synthesizer.

Yama_prod_seriesThey called it the “Producer Series.”  Since I had a CS01 and an MT44, I decided to see what was possible to do with just these two machines.  The MT44 is a regular-speed-deck, so fidelity is not great, but here’s what I whipped up in an hour.   I did not use the dolby cos,,,, i hate dolby!   There are 6 tracks (snare, bass, and bell line were bounced) and the only other piece of kit is a $25 behringer “Analog delay” pedal that’s fkkn awful.  Enjoy!

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    1. Hi -No, I did not. this is a two-mix straight from the MT44’s mixer into two channels of P/T. I used the EQ on the MT44 judiciously while tracking and bouncing to shelve off unnecessary hi-end. IMHO this is actually a pretty noisy four-track machine. My 90s tascam is nearly dead quiet.

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