TAPE - Duende Live

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2x 1/4 RTM SM900 Tape set, Metal reel 10,5"/265mm, NAB Hub, 38 cm/s (15 ips), IEC eq."
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Fonè 213

fonè by Signoricci
Giulio Cesare Ricci, founder and president of the Audiophile Productions/ fonè, began professionally recording his albums recorded with analog systems in 1983 and continues to do so today.

HIS ANALOG RECORDERS are: Nagra 4s, Studer c37, Ampex ATR 102
- Each tape is recorded in real time - Duration 30 minutes
- Unique piece - Tape: SM900 - RMG - 1/4 inch - Eq : IEC
- Speed: 15 ips (38.1 cm/s)
- Reel Size : 26.5 cm coil metal flange
- Tape Source: Ampex ATR 102-1/2 inch - 30 ips (76 cm/s)
- Tape Recorder : Nagra 4s - 1/4 inch - 15 ips (38.1 cm/s)
- Mastering Personnel : Giulio Cesare Ricci in person realizes all the phases.

The original Master read by an Ampex ATR 102-1/2 inch - 30 ips (76 cm/s) is transferred in real time on a Nagra 4s - 1/4 inch - 15 ips (38.1 cm/s).
The tape used is an RTM SM900 - 1/4 inch reel with metal flange 26.5 cm.
The recorded tape is contained in a cardboard box which has a graphic personalization front/back with the indication of the music, performers and technical notes. The box containing “ANALOG MASTER TAPES - fonè by Signoricci “ is packed in a protective clear plastic bag with releasable adhesive closure.

Andrea Castelfranato: acoustic guitar - nylon guitar - fingerstyle


Acquamarina, Andrea Castelfranato, nylon guitar  5'26"
Frammenti di conchiglie, Andrea Castelfranato, nylon guitar  7'10"
Trem das onze, Adoniran Barbosa, nylon guitar  3'12"
Appassionata, Andrea Castelfranato, nylon guitar  5'26"
La prima cosa bella, Nicola Di Bari, nylon guitar  3'51"



Medley Africa / Billie Jean / Staying Alive / Can't take my eyes off you / O' Sole mio, nylon guitar  7'18"
Toto, Michael Jackson, Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Di Capua
Timeless, Andrea Castelfranato, acoustic guitar  4'22"
Selam, Andrea Castelfranato, nylon guitar  5'39"
Solitude, Andrea Castelfranato, nylon guitar  2'49"
Kiitos, Andrea Castelfranato, acoustic guitar  3'43"
Lousiana Blues, Andrea Castelfranato, acoustic guitar  2'19"
The Pink Panther, Henry Mancini,  nylon guitar  2'24" 


Conceived, recorded and produced by Giulio Cesare Ricci
Recorded at Museo Piaggio - Pontedera, 6th April 2019
Recording assistant: Paola Liberato
Valve microphones: Neumann U47, U48, M49
Mike pre-amplifiers, cable (line, microphone, supply): Signoricci
Il Master è stato realizzato con l'Ampex ATR 102 (Electronic Tube Ampex
Model 351-1965) 2 tracks, 1/2inch, 30ips modificato da David Manley.
Photos by Andrea Manno

Reel audio tapes carry warranty of 2 years if treated properly. Consumable product. No returns of used product.