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Hi Jeff,

I can give you a couple of blank DAT tapes - brand new. Just let me know where to send them. 

Best,
Gary

Gary Galo
Audio Engineer Emeritus
The Crane School of Music
SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676

"Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
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Hello,

I am working with the Community Archiving Workshop project (link below), part of whose mission is training non-professionals in the basics of audiovisual archiving. For these workshops, we are building "kits' that will include samples of multiple film, videotape, and audiotape formats.
These are for "pass-it-around" format ID instruction. We are in need of samples of the following audio tape formats, and hope that some list members might be able to help. Obviously they should be blank or junk tapes. We just need them to be in generally good physical condition and in the case of reel-to-reel formats, are seeking a reel rather than just a snippet. CAW will pay for shipping costs. Please message me privately if you have samples of any of the following that you would be willing to donate and we can discuss logistics:

2" audiotape
1" audiotape
1/2" audiotape
1/4" audiotape - *paper base only*
Audiotape carts
Microcassette
DAT
DA-88

I'm also happy to answer any questions you might have about the project.

https://communityarchiving.org

Best,

Jeff Martin
Archival Moving Image Consulting
Chicago, IL