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Re: [ARSCLIST] Leader tape
At 07:29 PM 2007-11-20, Eric Jacobs wrote:
FullCompass shipped me 10 reels of paper leader on October 5, 2007,
so they must have JUST run out in the past few weeks.
When I do search for paper leader, I google "AC1L201WP".
SHEESH - doing that shows it at $19 per 1000 feet and not too many
people carrying it.
Glad I got a stash from a while ago. It will be cheaper to just use
tape as leader tape. I've been saving "ends" of Emtec 911, so that's
a good use for them.
While paper leader is nice and useful from the old analog days, I see
leader's purpose as twofold:
(1) extending the tape so the audio content is not near the end
This preserves the end of the content and also allows room
to thread a pro machine with a tape recorded on an amateur
machine with closer head-to-reel-spindle distances
It also gives time for the machine to come up to speed and
stabilize for low-flutter playback
(2) Provide a buffer between the tape pack and the reel hub.
For both those purposes (as opposed to the historic purpose of
dividing tracks, etc.) actual recording tape will work well. I also
have a bunch of late-batch 3M176 that should work fine. I don't think
I'd inflict the Ampex 456 I have for that purpose.
Going forward we will have to learn to "make do", I fear.
Richard L. Hess email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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