Mac DeMarco’s Fostex VF80 Digital Multitracker

This 8-track digital multitracker was what Mac DeMarco used to record his early stuff, and what introduced him to guitar effects.

A lot of my first records that I made when I was a kid were on this Fostex VF80 disk drive recorder thingy. It had built-in effects, so I decided one day to plug my guitar into it.

That was kind of my first guitar pedal, but it was like a giant primitive digital recorder. But it had a chorus on it, I think it had a flanger on it…

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