Used to record the material used in *A Color Map of the Sun*, as seen at 0:31 in the documentary "The Making of A Color Map of the Sun". The MTR-15 is also mentioned by Pretty Lights in [this July 1, 2013 *Electronic Musician* interview](https://www.emusician.com/misc/pretty-lights-breaks-down-a-color-map-of-the-sun-sessions). > “Nothing had been created, no ideas had even been toyed around with,” Smith says. “I just knew I wanted to record with as many musicians as possible. So that happened first and it was all done to stereo tape. It’s funny, because when I called [Studio G] and said I wanted to do it to tape, they had their 2-inch 24-track Studer tape machine ready to go, and I was like, ‘No, I must have miscommunicated. I want to use the [Otari MTR-15] quarter-inch stereo tape machine and run it on 7.5 ips so we’re really getting into emulating a garage recording studio in the ’60s in Detroit or Cleveland or some place like that.’ They said, ‘Are you sure? You won’t be able to change it later.’ I said, ‘Yes, I want it to be very destructive,’ which in an audio sense means you can’t go back and change it.more
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