Having seen a neighbor's reel-to-reel tape machine in elementary school, young David Huff fell in love with the aesthetic and sound of these machines, simpler than today’s digital systems. Now, 40 years later, David has the disctinction of being one of the last purveyors of what might be a dying art. Much like those who continue to use slide rules or an abacus, David unflaggingly takes apart and fixes those machines that people such as Jim Eno from Spoon and Eric Johnson still love to use. Although he has a degree in EE (geek speak for electrical engineering), his knowledge of this medium comes from working with it and exploring fantastic, old manuals: There were no help numbers in India in the days that these babies were built.
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