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Do I have to reload the firmware every time I turn the computer on? I 
thought it was a one time deal.
Shai

Peter Oleksik wrote:
> Hi All,
>    I'm a bit late in the game here in this DAT conversation but I figured I'd give you my experience 
> with the DDS transfer.   I actually learned the method of DDS transfer from Dave Rice and through 
> a couple trial and error attempts, have finally locked into a pretty workable DDS transfer method.   
>
> Currently, I have set up and helped transfer over 400+ live recording that various bands made 
> during their tours in the 1990s.  We have two DDS decks running and out of the 400+ DATS, we 
> were not able to transfer about 20 of them.   The set up is actually pretty simplistic once you have 
> all the pieces.  I have a folder where I was able to dig up the firmware update for the Sony DPS-
> 9000 deck to switch it to Audio mode.   Then, I just connect it to old G4s with PCI cards and we're 
> ready to transfer away.  Total cost is around $50 - $100.   Aside from the cheap aspect of the 
> transfers, the .log and .txt that the DATxtract software gives you is an incredible boon to the 
> transfer of this material.   Without having to listen to the entire tape, we can spot errors and 
> glitches in a simple txt readable document.   Audio wise, we've done some A/B between a 
> commercial DAT deck and the files spit out from the DDS and they are virtually indistinguishable.  
> We haven't flipped the phase on the files, though, which we will be doing on the problem tapes 
> that we weren't able to transfer.   
>
> These files are eventually going to be released to the public online, so once all of the logistics of 
> that get figured out I can point anyone interested in examples of the DDS transfer.
>
> Peter Oleksik
> Media Archivist
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