Keepin' His Porta-Funk Alive

"I knew I had finally graduated and become a recording engineer," recalls Bootsy Collins about the first Portastudio he sat with. He still has that Model 144 Portastudio set up today at Bootsy's Re-Hab Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio. "I mean, wow, that was real big news to be multi-tracking back in the day. Not everyone could afford a multi-track recorder, at least until the Portastudio came out. I can't even count how many classic P-Funk song ideas I put down on tape with my first TEAC 144!"