drumsareme wrote:I don't mean to be ignorant or rude, but Is there any reason why I'd get this if I already have R2R and tape booster + ???
There's wide variances in 'tape' depending on the electronics/build/design of the tape machine, type of tape, maintenance history, alignment, head condition, track width (bigger is 'better'), running speed (eg: 7.5, 15 or 30 inches per second).. and a whole myriad of other variables..
Not to mention there's differences in how Nebula library developers approach things.
IMO the appearance of the '37J' is very exciting & interesting indeed. The original J37's were a top class machine from Studer with tube electronics and wide head width (in this case 4 track on 1 inch tape - conducive to nice drum sounds! ) which has holy grail status due to being the type of recorder used at Abbey Road on the legendary 60's Beatles recordings like Sgt Pepper's etc..
And on top of this, these machines are very rare & the 37J library may well have been made using the examples in the best condition in the world at the present time, in that they have been completely refurbished & restored to their original glory (!) ..