Thanks, Everyone for your suggestions and ideas both on and off list.
I developed the tape and found that there were 8 digital tracks and the
ananlog track appeared on the bottom of the tape.
In discussing this with Dan Johnston of United Archiving in the old
Ocean Way facility in LA, we both seemed to think this is most likely
X80 from my day's worth of research. He's seen other tapes recorded
later than the 1986 date of this being X80 format.
If Dan and my client can agree, I'll be shipping the tape to Dan for
On 10/17/2016 18:05, Richard L. Hess wrote:
Both X86 and Sony 3402 DASH are similar (from the top of the tape)
> Aux 4 (analog 1, analog head -- following the audio convention)
> Aux 3 (analog 2, analog head)
> Digital 8, digital head
> Digital 7, digital head
> Digital 6, digital head
> Digital 5, digital head
> Digital 4, digital head
> Digital 3, digital head
> Digital 2, digital head
> Digital 1, digital head
> Aux 2 (CTL, digital head)
> Aux 1 (Timecode, analog head)
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Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
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