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1.00" reel tape

Filed under: — 2006-03-19 by Richard L. Hess — Last Edit 2011-12-16 by Richard L. Hess

For all formats on this page, also please look at the Noise Reduction page.

2-channel a high-resolution mastering format. Resources for transfer: Dreamhire, New York

4-channel was widely used for recording in Europe. Resources for transfer: Sonicraft, New Jersey — Joav Shdema, Israel

4-channel 3M DynaTrack is explained briefly here. While this was a 4-channel system, it used  8 tracks. Resources for transfer: Dale Manquen, California

8-channel was a very popular recording format and also used for sound effects in stage productions. Resources for transfer: Richard L. Hess, Aurora, Ontario — Sonicraft, New Jersey — Dreamhire, New York — Access Audio, California — Joav Shdema, Israel — Ted Kendall, England

12-channel was used for a little while but never gained significant acceptance. Resources for transfer: Sonicraft, New Jersey

For the following two formats, please see the discussion on the Equalization page there are similar concerns as for the 1/2-inch 8-track format.

16-channel was another music recording format. Resources for transfer: Richard L. Hess, Aurora, Ontario — Sonicraft, New Jersey — Dreamhire, New York — Access Audio, California

24-channel was yet another music recording format but it didn’t seem to gain much traction. Resources for transfer: Sonicraft, New Jersey

See also: equalization, noise reduction, reels & hubs, speeds, synchronization, tape timing, tape winding, and track configurations.



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