American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Designating sound recording equipment or sound recordings that use magnetic tape which must be threaded through the equipment and onto an empty reel.
- Originally descriptive, used in reel-to-reel recorder and like phrases, then shortened. (Wiktionary)
“Meanwhile, in the Eastern Bloc, the introduction of reel-to-reel tape recorders in the 1960s helped create a vast underground culture of fans of rock, rhythm and blues, and later disco and hip-hop.”
“There, stiff and rumpled from being in storage so long, was a leather jacket with a rainbow colored flower motif, some old boots, dozens of melted records, burned-out speakers, charred beads, monopoly pieces, soot-covered reel-to-reel tapes, pieces of a porcelain toilet and beer cans - lots of beer cans ...”
“An illustration of a reel-to-reel tape machine graces the cover of "Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World," the first biography of the renegade folklorist who, says John Szwed, "changed not only how everyone listened to music but even how they viewed America.”
“So, I just saved up all my money from waiting tables and got an old reel-to-reel four-track to set up in the living room of the apartment that I was living in.”
“Or, as one of authors said when discussing the Google news, “I just don't want to end up like Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights ... refusing to jump on the newfangled video bandwagon and sticking with reel-to-reel film.””
“True Womanhood: "Minajah" On the latest offering from its Reel Too Real project, recorded on reel-to-reel tape, the D.C.-based outfit tries its hand at an analog moombahton track.”
“On the latest offering from its Reel Too Real project, recorded on reel-to-reel tape, the D.C.-based outfit tries its hand at an analog moombahton track.”
“Fortunately my workplace had a vintage, mostly unused reel-to-reel tape recorder.”
“You own every recording she ever made -- 78s, LPs, remastered CDs, even reel-to-reel tapes recorded off of radio broadcasts.”
“Each track ran in an eternal loop, running in multiple reel-to-reel tape decks concealed in the walls.”
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