I recall that someone put up sound samples and the software "decode" was rife with artifacts and not
ready for primetime. Best solution -- get a working Dolby decoder or get someone with a working
Dolby decoder to transfer the tape.
I also recall a bunch of discussion about why a Dolby emulator would be very difficult, because you
need to align a Dolby-encoded tape and then set Dolby levels, preferably with the Dolby tones. My
experience is, there's a little bit of leeway, but you very quickly get into a screwy top end if
things aren't close to aligned. This means azimuth and Dolby level.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Radlauer" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 3:54 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Dolby A decoding software emulation
> Hi --
> I need to decode open reel Dolby A tapes (with Dolby tone).
> There was discussion recently of software for this. Can someone refresh my
> Preferably a plug-in that is ProTools and Mac friendly.
> Dave R
> hm# 510-848-8323
> cell# 510-717-5240