Do I have to reload the firmware every time I turn the computer on? I
thought it was a one time deal.
Peter Oleksik wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm a bit late in the game here in this DAT conversation but I figured I'd give you my experience
> with the DDS transfer. I actually learned the method of DDS transfer from Dave Rice and through
> a couple trial and error attempts, have finally locked into a pretty workable DDS transfer method.
> Currently, I have set up and helped transfer over 400+ live recording that various bands made
> during their tours in the 1990s. We have two DDS decks running and out of the 400+ DATS, we
> were not able to transfer about 20 of them. The set up is actually pretty simplistic once you have
> all the pieces. I have a folder where I was able to dig up the firmware update for the Sony DPS-
> 9000 deck to switch it to Audio mode. Then, I just connect it to old G4s with PCI cards and we're
> ready to transfer away. Total cost is around $50 - $100. Aside from the cheap aspect of the
> transfers, the .log and .txt that the DATxtract software gives you is an incredible boon to the
> transfer of this material. Without having to listen to the entire tape, we can spot errors and
> glitches in a simple txt readable document. Audio wise, we've done some A/B between a
> commercial DAT deck and the files spit out from the DDS and they are virtually indistinguishable.
> We haven't flipped the phase on the files, though, which we will be doing on the problem tapes
> that we weren't able to transfer.
> These files are eventually going to be released to the public online, so once all of the logistics of
> that get figured out I can point anyone interested in examples of the DDS transfer.
> Peter Oleksik
> Media Archivist