Hi, Brian, That is great to hear...(or in your case not to hear), but this does not resolve the question in my mind that the original post said 24-bit DATs and then there was a brief discussion that some HR DAT machines could record 24 bits (not yet confirmed from another source) and I did confirm that the DA-20MKII is a 16 bit machine (the MKII supplement says everything the same except...and does not show performance specs, so I found it in the main manual). So, if you have 24 bit DATs and are using the DA-20MKII, I think that the signals are being truncated (not even dithered) at 16 bits. Cheers, Richard On 2012-08-28 11:25 AM, Brian Carpenter wrote: > To my very great chagrin (mixed with relief), the error was a very simple > matter of some dislodged wiring in the jungle of wires. Nonetheless, all > the suggestions that everyone provided is much much appreciated, as it > re-familiarized with some finer points that I shall be glad to have at the > ready for any mysterious troubleshooting scenarios that should arise in the > future. > > Much obliged, > > Brian > > > ------------------------------------ > Brian Carpenter > Mellon Digital Audio Archivist > > American Philosophical Society > 105 South Fifth Street > Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386 > (215) 440-3418 > > > >> >> On Aug 28, 2012, at 9:49 AM, Brian Carpenter wrote: >> >> I couldn't find this question addressed in the ARSCLIST archive, so, >> apologies for any redundancy. I'm transferring a set of DATs, recorded at >> 48/24, using a TASCAM DA-20MKII and WaveLab 6 software. The .wav files I >> end up with in WaveLab are highly, highly glitchy. Errors and dropouts >> galore. However, when I listen to one of these tape directly from the deck >> itself, it sounds completely fine. No problems at all. I've transferred >> hundreds of DATs and have never encountered this before. Any ideas as to >> what's going on here? >> >> Any pointers much appreciated! >> >> >> Brian >> >> >> ------------------------------------ >> Brian Carpenter >> Mellon Digital Audio Archivist >> >> American Philosophical Society >> 105 South Fifth Street >> Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386 >> (215) 440-3418 >> -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.