In [this article](http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2010/05/history-of-the-loop-digga-madlib-crate-diggas-palace-photos) about Madlib's early bedroom studio, we can clearly see the 8-track Portastudio in the first picture. He also talks about it in his Red Bull Music Academy lecture (http://vimeo.com/29834586), but doesn't mention the actual model.more
In [this transcription of an article from the June 1996 issue of *Sound on Sound* magazine](http://www.musicfanclubs.org/cure/press/I31.html), Smith says of his demo recording process, "When I do [them] at home, I play a lot and build up the song. I use a little Casio home keyboard, a Musicman bass and an electronic Casio guitar with plastic strings, as well as an Ovation 6 string acoustic. Then there's a Tascam 8 track Portastudio."more
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