We know that it’s a challenge to wait by your radio every week to press the ‘record’ and ‘play’ buttons on your cassette recorder at the beginning of Cafe Chill. Plus, most modern cassette tapes are only 30 minutes per side, which makes for that awkward flipping of the tape at the 30-minute mark. We have a new solution for you:
Record Cafe Chill to videotape! Use the ‘aux-out’ jacks from your AM/FM boombox, and run a cable to the ‘aux-in’ jacks on your VCR. Plus, you can use your timer, and record up to 2 hours on SP speed, and 6 hours on EP speed.
When you listen back, plug the audio-out of the VCR directly into your Hi-Fi stereo (don’t worry about the video or tuning your TV to channel 3 or 4). With technology quickly evolving, we’re right there with you, and we feel this solution will work for you in the long term.
Cafe Chill was originally developed as a line of Printed Circuit Boards to electrically connect components that were soldered to it. After a sensational commercial failure in the late 1980’s, the product was relaunched as a public radio program in 2015.
We’ve also doubled our ROM to 8 KB and included ANSI Minimal BASIC on our new fully-loaded PCB release. You should now be able to use Cafe Chill for practical programming and calculations. Please refer to the manual for installation and use.
This week’s edition of Cafe Chill is designed to work with 8-bit ASCII terminals at a faster rate than the acoustic coupling you’re accustomed to. This episode will be less sensitive to external noise, because we feel we’ve become a 1983 film prop that accentuates the act of using radio waves for interconnection.
Cafe Chill spans the downtempo universe every week, from instrumental cozi lofi hip hop beats to synthwave and synthpop. This week, we’re featuring tracks from Memorex Memories, Sun Glitters, Cvd, Jinsang, Aso and others. Join us on your local public radio station.
In this week’s leaflet outlining the parts of the Cafe Chill radio show scheduled to take place, principal performers listed include Sundrenched, Livision and Gold Panda. If you miss it, we’ll also be traversing the streets with a gentle beating drum while announcing upcoming artists. Please, no throwing oranges at the drummer; listen on your local public radio station instead. Hosted by Seth.
Seth Bolin has been involved in the Pacific Northwest electronic music scene for years, as a member of Go Periscope and several other projects. In 2015, he became part of the Café Chill team, taking hosting and curation duties.