And, of course, how many tracks in each direction and how much is unrecorded. I just did a 5" reel, two tracks, that contained 2.5 hours of audio and half an hour blank. Nothing regarding thickness of the tape was printed on the box, reel or tape. I couldn't advise him beforehand, so the customer was financially surprised. It was all spoken with no background music. I raised the pitch about 1/2 tome so people sounded human but I'm not sure I captured the precise sound of the voices- it was a party with great conversation.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Tim Gillett
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] "reel time"
Re the calculator, it's a good general guide but doesnt take into account the reel's inside diameter. Standard is about 60 mm but it can vary from maybe 30 mm up to 100 mm for the "low torque" type reel.
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From: "Ashley Blewer" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:02 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] "reel time"
> Hi all,
> I just wanted to point out a nice-looking little web application made by
> developer-archivist Katherine Nagels called "reel time"
> It is for calculating the duration of your open-reel audio!
> Hope you enjoy it!
> Ashley Blewer
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