This list is for those with an interest in sound collections, not just music
in sound collections.
I've just retuirned form a course in forensic audio. The microcassette
issue is a serious one. The machine referred to here, in the 7K range, is
necessary to overcome the limitations of the lesser playback machines.
As is usual in the history of recording, the playback equipment lags
revealing the full quality of what each medium is capable of. They are an
important too in law enforcement, general dictation, medicals services and
in oral history.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Help Purchasing a Microcassette
> Tom, if it's the only recording of a person you want to do the best job
> possible. Hence my approach which I could have kept as a "trade secret"
> but didn't <smile>.
> I get auto azimuth with the Dragons.
> No incremental charge. Wear a binocular magnifier to do the splicing when
> you're as olde as I am <smile>.
> Oh, and the JBR is a forensic device and it is multiple K - I think in the
> $5K - $7K region. If it was merely $1K I probably would have had one.
> At 09:19 PM 3/23/2006, you wrote:
>>Goodness gracious, guys, what exactly is on these microcassettes that
>>needs a $1K unit with adjustable azimuth??? Come on! Surely no one uses
>>this medium for anything resembling high fidelity???
>>-- Tom Fine
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