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Transfer from the left channel only, in  mono. It is better aligned with the edge track on the micro.
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Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689

On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:43 PM, Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> One thing I wanted to point out about the rehousing of Microcassette tapes into regular cassette shells and then playing them back on a regular cassette player is that all of the Microcassetts that I have come across have been Mono. Playing them back on a regular cassette machine generates a stereo file. Not the optimum IMHO. And yes, I understand that I may be splitting hair strands here but here is what I do:
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> For regular playback, I use a transcribing machine which (IMHO again) has a slightly better transport than the portable recorder/players. If I have to rehouse a Microcassette, I will use a good quality standard size shell and play it on a Marantz Model 221 (I have two). The 221 has two advantages: It's the same format (Mono) and will play at half speed.