On cassettes. I always thought they were execrable as a commercial mass
music distribution medium.
But the technology did have some robustness in retrospect. I have been
gifted/inherited a large number of live performance amatuer Jazz recordings.
Even halfway decent FIRST GENERATION tapes, stereo pickups on mediocre gear
and, not even from a board mix, can contain remarkable dynamics, bandwidth
On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 12:32 PM Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Lou,
> Regarding your earlier comment about variations of cassettes and
> reel-to-reel tapes: When I was working as a recording engineer in the
> world of analog tape, I used to grumble about the lack of adherence to
> professional standards. Then, the 'home studio' craze sprang up and
> professional standards went out the window (No leaderded takes, no
> line-up tones, multiple speeds on the same roll of tape, etc.). In the
> last 20 years or so, I have been archiving material for people who have
> found old recordings in 'Grandmas' attic' and have come across
> everything, mostly the victim of very poor storage. Nowadays, I consider
> that to be a challenge.
> IIRC, my first encounter with the 'Compact Cassette' was in the late
> 1960's which, meant that the format was developed before that. Here is
> information from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassette_tape
> I was always amazed that the fidelity was as good as it was and it
> seemed to continually improve! Unlike the 4Tr. and 8Tr. formats which
> sounded bad from the get-go (IMHO).
> Be safe and Happy Holidays,
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 12/14/2020 11:22 AM, Lou Judson wrote:
> > I just took a peek at that, and I see a very big problem: It shows the
> image of the cassette as purchased, but users will take the label/cover off
> and what is needed is a picture of the cassette itself without the wrapper!
> > I only looked at one example.
> > <L>
> > Lou Judson
> > Intuitive Audio
> > 415-883-2689
> >> On Dec 14, 2020, at 9:22 AM, Ivayla Angelova Roleva - Peneva <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Hello, Kyle,
> >> Maybe you can find this source helpful: Vintage Cassettes,
> http://vintagecassettes.com/index.htm <
> >> I hope that works for you.
> >> Best,
> >> Iva Roleva-Peneva
> >> ______________
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