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Re: [ARSCLIST] Glitchy dats
More likely a problem as described by a few other people, that of some
manufacturers' machines not liking DATs recorded on other manufacturers' machines.
These were done at a radio station in 1996..no idea if I'd be able to find out what
kind of machine or even if the station used one type of recorder consistently. And
since this is being done at just above "favor" level and I don't have several other
DAT machines around to compare (I have a Tascam DA 20, a DA 30 and a strange JVC
machine that's one of the only ones ever made for home use, back in 1992) I'm not
inclined to start spending large amounts of time screwing around with a recorder
that has clean heads and otherwise functions normally for my purposes.
> I've rarely had a problem with a CDR.
> Is it possible you have something set incorectly? On my sound card if an
> internal clock speed is set wrong, I get that metallic sounding artifact.
> Joe Salerno
> Industrial Video Services
> PO Box 273405
> Houston Texas 77277-3405
> David Lennick wrote:
> > "joe@xxxxxxxxxxx" wrote:
> >> What do you mean by glitch? A drop out? or momentary distortion?
> > A metallic tearing sound.
> >> I thought that was just typical of DATs. They can be so problematical.
> > Actually I've had far more problems with CDRs than with DATs. Glitches and
> > error rates were problems with DATs in the 90s..since I switched to DDS tapes,
> > which I'm told are manufactured to more exacting specs (and cost a fraction of
> > the price) I've rarely had problems.
> > dl
> >> David Lennick wrote:
> >>> I've been sent a load of DATs to transfer to CD for auditioning, and I find
> >>> that a number of them dating from 1996 have glitches. I don't know if
> >> there's
> >>> one brand more prone than others since I'm not monitoring consistently, but
> >>> they do seem to turn up on Sony PDP-124s. Anyone have similar experiences?
> >> Any
> >>> thoughts on whether this was a bad brand (I had problems with it myself) or
> >> if
> >>> it was a matter of us not thoroughly erasing the tapes before using them or
> >> not
> >>> fast forwarding or rewinding them before using them?
> >>> dl
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