If you monitor directly from the DAT machine, what do the DATs sound like? Still glitchy? If so, do other DATs from outside this group also playback with errors or are they fine? You need to determine whether the errors are happening at the source or in the capture.
Jeff Carroll, Mastering Engineer
Bluefield Mastering Inc. - Raleigh, NC USA
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!
Mellon Digital Audio Archivist
American Philosophical Society
105 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386