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Re: [ARSCLIST] Distance between staggered heads
What was the oddest track format or spacing for an audio tape
you have run into so far ? Just curious... I know that instrumentation
tapes are a different animal, but I wondered about audio tape formats. I
am familiar with many of them myself, but you have more exposure to the
old and odd than I do.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Richard L. Hess
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 11:16 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Distance between staggered heads
At 01:16 PM 2007-12-30, Richard L. Hess wrote:
>However, I've had several two-track staggered head recordings which
>seemed to work better at 120 ms (on a 7.5 in/s tape) than the 167 ms
>delay that the 1.25 inch spacing would indicate. The math indicates
>that this was 0.9 inch spacing. BUT it was hard to tell on this tape as
>it was two halves of a choir in a synagogue and there was little common
>information between the two mics with a good arrival time pedigree.
THIS WAS IN ERROR. I went back and checked what I had done (I couldn't
see the slip when I wrote this, and then I realized I had edited off the
offset but figured out where to find it again). I slipped the two
channels 133 ms which implies a 1-inch spacing.
Sorry for the misinformation yesterday. While it may not apply to your
situation, I wanted to set the record straight that I found one-inch
spacing in a tape, not 0.9-inch spacing.
Happy New Year!
Richard L. Hess email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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