I have done some analog recording with a Tascam portastudio back in the day using cassette tape. I got rid of it for free since one channel broke. Now I am looking into buying one again and am amazed at how much people want for them. Fair conditions ones are listed for $200+ . I think I bought mine new for $250 15 years ago... Surely there must be a market for making a new one if used prices are exceeding what they used to cost new? With modern technology it should be possible to make something a lot more reliable as well.