While rummaging through my storage facility, I came across a 15 IPS 2-Track master tape I engineered and mastered back in the day at my commercial studio. The tape box indicates this tape was part of a session for a cover band called Upton Xpress. The multi-tracking was done in our demo room, which had a 15 IPS Tascam 80-8 MTR with Type 1 DBX and biased for Ampex 456 tape; and two Tascam M-3 consoles daisy chained for 16x8 operation. The master was made on a Tascam 3300-2T half track deck, no noise reduction, biased for Ampex 456 tape. (I had to bake the 456 tape before I could dub it over to digital.) On my playback deck's VU meters, the 2-Track master swings through about -2 VU with peaking to +3 VU. I dubbed at unity gain onto my DP-24 with no added compression, eq, or fx. So by digital standards, this song is pretty hot, but my ears couldn't hear any distortion in the dub. I thought you folks might get a kick hearing what "ancient" TASCAM technology sounded like. I recommend downloading. Playing it online in Dropbox doesn't do it justice. Reference headphones like the Sennheiser HD 600, AKG K701, Beyerdynamics DT-880, etc. will give you a realistic representation of how this track sounds over my reference system.