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From: "Joel Bresler" <[log in to unmask]>
> A sound library I am collaborating with has a collection of what I believe
> to be home-recorded 4-track tapes. Played back on a conventional machine,
> it sounds as if there are two different selections playing at once. These
> tapes were made in California, and so I am wondering if they could be the
> 4-track system mentioned in the various articles below, one of which
> mentions California as one of the few locales that used the system
> Is there anywhere on the web a brief description of the 4-track systems
> offered for home use capable of recording?
> Can anyone advise of a vendor for new or reconditioned 4-track tape
> to play these tapes? To be clear, I am NOT interested in a machine that
> will make its own 4-tracks according to newer standard, but rather, one
> that can play tapes decades old in the format used at that time.
> As an alternative, are there services (especially in Southern California)
> that could read these tapes in and output them to CD audio format? If
> are a slew of 4-track formats, that might be easiest, especially since I
> don't anticipate an ongoing need for 4-track capability. What should I
> expect to pay for such a service?
Are these on cartridges, or r-2-r?
Stecen C. Barr