On 1/12/2011 1:04 PM, George, Stephanie wrote:
> Hello, All -
> I've run up against an interesting scenario (for us, anyway) and I'm asking for some feedback from the collective wisdom of this group.
> We've been doing a lot of our own digitization, but we've now run across a reel to reel tape that was recorded at 15/16 speed. It doesn't appear as if any of our reel to reel recorder/players offer that as an option, so, obviously, we'll need to send it out.
If you have a machine that plays at 1 7/8 just transfer it onto an
analog tape at 15 or 7 1/2 and play it back half-speed, or feed it into
a computer program at 1 7/8 and use the computer program to slow it down
50%. It probably doesn't have a vital high fidelity sound that might be
messed up by the eq!
> How common was this recording speed and are there any general assumptions I might be able to make about the circumstances of the recording (i.e., Were there consumer-grade recorders available with this speed option? Years it might have been a popular option?)Thanks in advance --Stephanie George
I've mainly seen it in Uher machines although there must have been
some others that also used it. This speed was mainly used in
desperation if you needed looooooonnnnnnnngggggggg recording times!! Did
the Nixon White House tapes use it?
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]