Original 414 and 414 mkii compatibility

Discussion in 'TASCAM Analog Forum' started by Peter302, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. Peter302

    Peter302 New Member

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    Hi all -

    I record with a buddy and up until now we’ve each been using our own Tascam mkii units to record. Mine recently died and I accidentally bought an original 414 to replace. It seems to be in great shape and I’m inclined to keep it. My only question is - will these machines be compatible? As in, if we record something on his mkii and then work on it in the 414 original, will there be any issues?

    Thanks!
  2. SkywaveTDR

    SkywaveTDR Well-Known Member

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    Well I think the heads are the same- both 4 tracks. The things you need to be careful about is Noise reduction. If you use dBx before you will need a unit to decode it also. If they both have dBx or that you turn it off then there should be no problem at all.