At 02:44 PM 2007-05-18, Jim Lindner wrote:
>In the area of 1/4" playback one of the big issues has been issues
>associated with azimuth adjustment done automatically or perhaps
>better said to be optimized. Now - frankly, I do not know that
>everyone optimizes for each playback anyhow - but in a perfect world
>- if one had the time - one would.
Usually each playback, but if it's a series from the same recorder
from the same time, and they sound the same running through I leave
it alone between actual tapes.
In case anyone has doubts about proper azimuth set to match the
original record gap, please see (and listen to the sample at):
>One approach that has been taken
>in the Prestospace project is to develop a new playback head that is
>based on non-contact magneto optical reading - and there are actually
>many very tiny heads that are in the MO head. Because of the design
>the azimuth is essentially perfect - meaning that there is no azimuth
>error and the playback can be faster then real time.
How does this compensate for _record_ azimuth errors which is by far
the largest component of what we are correcting.
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