At 03:24 PM 2010-01-21, Parker Dinkins wrote:
>Let's not forget that the DDS format is based on the use of special data
>grade tape, if we are to believe the documentation for it.
Ahh, but some (many?) of us used DDS grade tape in our audio DAT
machines. <smile> I still have some Maxell DDS tapes, just in case I
need to use the portable DAT for something. I switched to MD for most
field recordings back then because it was more portable, more robust,
and a much cheaper machine (in case you dropped it) and sounded "good enough".
>So the use of DDS as a system was designed to be better (more robust) than
>the use any system using audio DATs from some place in New Jersey, or with
>some battery operated consumer DAT machine that's been left in the hot sun,
>dropped on the floor, stepped on... or, (I just realized) maybe I should
>throw some DAT machines around to vary their alignment. Maybe get a real
>variety that way so I can finally hear some of those hard-to-play suckers.
Eddie Ciletti will play a tape with bad alignment by re-aligning a
DAT machine to the tape. I send work to him because of that
capability. He repairs DAT machines.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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