That is great to hear...(or in your case not to hear), but this does not
resolve the question in my mind that the original post said 24-bit DATs
and then there was a brief discussion that some HR DAT machines could
record 24 bits (not yet confirmed from another source) and I did confirm
that the DA-20MKII is a 16 bit machine (the MKII supplement says
everything the same except...and does not show performance specs, so I
found it in the main manual).
So, if you have 24 bit DATs and are using the DA-20MKII, I think that
the signals are being truncated (not even dithered) at 16 bits.
On 2012-08-28 11:25 AM, Brian Carpenter wrote:
> To my very great chagrin (mixed with relief), the error was a very simple
> matter of some dislodged wiring in the jungle of wires. Nonetheless, all
> the suggestions that everyone provided is much much appreciated, as it
> re-familiarized with some finer points that I shall be glad to have at the
> ready for any mysterious troubleshooting scenarios that should arise in the
> Much obliged,
> Brian Carpenter
> Mellon Digital Audio Archivist
> American Philosophical Society
> 105 South Fifth Street
> Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386
> (215) 440-3418
>> On Aug 28, 2012, at 9:49 AM, Brian Carpenter wrote:
>> I couldn't find this question addressed in the ARSCLIST archive, so,
>> apologies for any redundancy. I'm transferring a set of DATs, recorded at
>> 48/24, using a TASCAM DA-20MKII and WaveLab 6 software. The .wav files I
>> end up with in WaveLab are highly, highly glitchy. Errors and dropouts
>> galore. However, when I listen to one of these tape directly from the deck
>> itself, it sounds completely fine. No problems at all. I've transferred
>> hundreds of DATs and have never encountered this before. Any ideas as to
>> what's going on here?
>> Any pointers much appreciated!
>> Brian Carpenter
>> Mellon Digital Audio Archivist
>> American Philosophical Society
>> 105 South Fifth Street
>> Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386
>> (215) 440-3418
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