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