Its very unusual I disagree with Tom Fine, but on this one I do.
Speaking with first hand experience, the DAT extraction method is
amazing and highly cost effective for small volumes of DATs, as well as
large. If the project requires entire ingest of an entire tape this is
a very effective method of migration. If you just need one or two songs
off a DAT then a good old fashioned DAT machine is often the most
On 11/09/2012 21:34, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Matt:
> That whole DAT-extraction thing seems very kludgey. Also, reports seem
> to indicate that few people get it working reliably and use it for
> large collections. I'm sure there are some experts on-list who do this
> all the time, but that doesn't seem common. For a small or
> medium-sized collection (fewer than a few hundred DATs), I think it's
> much easier to just use SPDIF and go real-time with somewhat common
> regular DAT machines. If you monitor in real time, you can clearly
> hear if there are the problems that plague some DATs, uncorrectable
> errors, mutes, dropouts, etc.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Matthew Sohn"
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>> >Our collection has a considerable amount of DAT tapes which I hope
>> to connect
>>> via S/PDIF
>> You may want to look into getting an internal DDS drive to extract
>> your DAT
>> audio. DDS drives were originally used for DATA storage on DAT format
>> tapes, but
>> there is sortware for certain drives that will extract WAV files at 2-4X
>> realtime. There is a Yahoo group dedicated to this at:
>> -Matt Sohn
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