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There was a discussion about this fairly recently. IIRC the recommendation for capture was rehousing in regular sized shells and playing back with a recommended deck (e.g. Tascam 122 Mk3, various Nakamichis inc. the famed Dragon, etc)

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From: Dan Gediman <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 05:49 PM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Processing micro cassette audio using iZotope RX5

>
> Oh great hive-mind of ARSC,
> 
> I need your wisdom again. I had previously mentioned that I have to digitally dub some micro cassettes. Today I got a GE model from Ebay and have started messing around with these interview tapes that were recorded by a journalist colleague some years ago. I have access to IZotope RX5 and have started applying its various modules to try and make the audio more intelligible (my goal is to be able to broadcast excerpts from the results in a radio documentary). I am using it in stand-alone mode. Do you have any suggestions for which RX modules to use, in what order, and with what settings? I have so far experimented with the De-Noise and Corrective EQ modules, but there are many presets and other variables in each. I’m hardly a power user so I would appreciate any tricks of the trade any of you would be willing to impart.
> 
> With enormous gratitude,
> Dan
> 
> Dan Gediman • Executive Director • This I Believe, Inc.
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