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Re: Need use of 4-track stereo tape deck/monaural output for digitization project

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Andrew Dapuzzo <[log in to unmask]>

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Does anyone know if the same possibility exists for cassettes?

machines that "could reproduce 4 tracks at once, which would speed up the
digitization project. You'll need to reverse the two backwards channels" in
the DAW?

When we duplicated prerecorded music cassettes we recorded them this way
but I am unaware of a playback machine that could playback all four at
once.  I assume they don't exist but .....

Thanks
Andrew Dapuzzo
Sony DADC


On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:55 PM, Richard L. Hess
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Hi, Lise,
>
> Some of the Teac and Sony machines could reproduce 4 tracks at once, which
> would speed up the digitization project. You'll need to reverse the two
> backwards channels in your DAW software.
>
> If you are willing to play back single channels and move connectors,
> almost any 1/4-track recorder from "back in the day" could do this for you
> as long as it has a 3.75 in/s speed.
>
> For the Tandberg, you might contact Terrysrubberrollers.com -- he rebuilds
> the part, but I don't think he fixes machines.
>
> Of course, there are several of us who could do this for you--on much
> better machines than the Tandberg, but I fear that the price is high.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Richard
>
>
>
>
> On 2014-03-13 2:30 PM, Lise Menn wrote:
>
>> Hello, I am a new member of this list and totally naive about how to use
>> your collective knowledge so I hope you'll be patient with me and ask for
>> additional information if you think you can help me.
>> I have about 60 remaining hours of audiotapes made in the 1970's on a
>> Tandberg Model 12 which can no longer be repaired (at least not here in
>> Boulder CO), apparently because its rubber parts have degenerated.
>> To save money when I was a student, I recorded the four tracks monaurally
>> at 3 3/4 ips, so that I could get 4 hours of speech recording per reel.  I
>> started digitizing the tapes gradually a few years ago but when I was about
>> 1/3 thru the job, the Tandberg stopped being repairable.  The contents of
>> the tapes are worth preserving for research in language development; I will
>> donate the digitized versions to the CHILDES archive at Carnegie Mellon.
>> Is there a similar working Tandberg someplace that I could visit for a
>> week or so and use to complete this job?  Is there some other 4-track
>> machine that will permit monaural playback? Is there someone who knows how
>> to machine new parts for my old tape deck?  Any other ideas?  Please help,
>> and thank you.
>> Lise
>>
>>
>> Lise Menn                      Home Office: 303-444-4274
>> 1625 Mariposa Ave
>> Boulder CO 80302
>> home page:   http://spot.colorado.edu/~menn/
>>
>> Professor Emerita of Linguistics
>> Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Science
>> University of  Colorado
>>
>> Fellow, Linguistic Society of America
>>
>>  -- Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask], Ontario, Canada                             647
> 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape
> transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
>

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