shout out to Nakamichis decks with fronmt panle knob ajdusting az. That’s all I use any more.
Post transfer azimuth corrects for interchannel delay but does NOT align the gap with the magnetic azimuth…
> On Oct 21, 2020, at 2:47 PM, Tim Gillett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> I'm not sure if you know that cassettes are notorious for azimuth
> misalignment on playback. Experts in tape digitization align the
> tape replay head to the recorded patterns on each tape being played.
> It involves carefully adjusting the azimuth screw on the machine's
> playback head while listening. We aim to extract the brightest,
> clearest sound off the tape. After this has been done, an Azimuth
> Corrector tool might be also used to fine tune the small remaining
> misalignments, especially dynamically changing misalignments which
> occur too quickly to be corrected by adjusting the head's azimuth
> An Azimuth Corrector is generally not very good on a true stereo
> recording as it can struggle to distinguish between intended and
> unintended inter channel delays.