DATs are indeed going the way of the dinosaurs. I never liked them but the
good thing about them is as long as the they're not error-killed, they
easily transfer without quality loss. I'm all set up for DAT-to-DAW digital
here (44.1 or 48K, whatever your DATs are). If you have material that I'm
interested in, I offer very deep discounts because I consider it more a
mind-expanding exercise than work. Ping me off-list if you're interested.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Storage of audio CDs
> On Sat, 1 Oct 2005, Steven C. Barr wrote:
> > Except that corporations, especially digitally-based corporations,
> > often have lifespans considerably shorter than we would desire for
> > data availability!
> To which I will add...corporations that make proprietary software which
> someone might use for storage and/or retrieval.
> And, on a related note. I guess I must not be keeping up with things much
> lately...but yesterday a friend of mine was asking about recommendations
> on which DAT machine to buy to replace his...I was rather surprised to see
> that the format seems to be disappearing quickly.
> Perhaps someone on the list has some information on this...are DAT
> machines about to go the way of the 8-track cartridge?