A man, a passion and the idea...
I love old HiFi equipment - mainly because of its fantastic sound, but I also admire the mastery of engineers who create such fabulous constructions. Before era of digital CD players, cassette recorders were the most advanced masterpieces of engineering craftmanship. It was real art, to create so precise and sophisticated mechanisms without using any CAD software or computer simulations. After all these years we can still find so many retired decks - broken, damaged, forgotten. Could there be something more fascinating than giving them a new life? What's more, the most beautiful side effect of this idea is the pro-ecological action. Re-using old tape recorders and phones can reduce the amount of electro-waste, making our planet a better place to live. That's why I started the Tapeless Deck Project.
What was the hardest thing when I started this project? Just come to the crazy idea, that converting an old tape recorder into the digital music player is possible and makes sense. The rest was as simple as using relativity theory in practice... :)
I'm a graphic artist, copywriter and designer. I love my job and spend most of my work listening to the music. My second passion is DIY and HiFi equipment. Why not to combine these interests?
For many years I have been passionate about collecting vintage HiFi equipment. I clean, renew, repair and restore to life old amplifiers, decks, tuners, loudspeakers and other stuff.
One day I came up with an idea to mount a smartphone into a broken tape recorder and use it as a vintage-looking digital music player. Tapeless Deck Project was born...