i have found that sometimes the Sony walkDat TCD D100 would play
tapes perfectly (no dropouts, no audible glitching) when my pro
machines would simply not.
i too believe it's best to collect drives whenever possible to ensure
my questions on this thread were also around the error-correction
itself. data extraction sounds wonderful insofar as time is concerned
but i need to read what David Rice forwarded about error correction
first before i "make up my mind".
At 14:16 +0000 1/21/10, Paul G Turney wrote:
>You do make my point, which that in some cases you need these types
>of recorders to replay the tapes that professional recorders will
>This is why you are wise to keep hold of as many differing kinds of
>player, pro or not. No matter what regard you have for their origins.
>One other point I'd like to clarify is the word drop outs. These
>gaps in audio are mutes.
>From: Parker Dinkins [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 01:29 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DAT ripping
>THEY AREN'T TOOLS FOR ARCHIVES. THEY ARE MACHINES THAT WERE USED BY
>FOOLSFOR RECORDING MANY YEARS AGO.It's the poor quality, portable
>consumer DAT machines that produced many ofthe problematic tapes
>that we are dealing with today.-- Parker DinkinsAudio Mastering +
>Restorationhttp://masterdigital.comon 1/21/10 6:42 AM US/Central,
>Paul G Turney wrote:> WELL IF YOU DROP TOOLS NEEDED TO TRANSFER
>ARCHIVES YOU'LL SOON RUN OUT OF> POSSIBLE WAYS TO TRANSFER. THAT'S A