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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:16 am    Post subject: Analogue 101 Reply with quote

I think this Forum could do with a sticky in the vein of the big mic thread covering some of the basics of analog recording.

Subjects covered could include...

1: Introduction To Analogue Recording

2: How tape width and speed affect fidelity in Analogue Recording

3: Building an Analogue Home Studio

4: Care and maintenance of your Analogue Recorder

5: Integrating Digital into the Analogue Studio (and vice versa).

6: Getting the best out of your Analogue Set up.

Anyone with me on this?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This will be great for when I get the FAQ system in place. Good idea Mark!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a cost of analog recording should be in the list.

Im still saving up for calibration equipment and the MRL is $350 alone!



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point Sonny Very Happy


$350 for what? Confused

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MRL. Smile



I guess this is the "in-code" for a calibration tape from Magnetic Reference Laboratory. Here is apge full of info for the FAQ: http://home.flash.net/~mrltapes/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$350 for a test tape!? Confused





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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a TEST tape. It's CALIBRATION tape. It's the most exact recording of test signals you can get your hands on.


Oh, and the 30ips 2" version is $800. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.

Interesting as this is we may be getting slightly ahead of ourselves here.

Callibration tapes are the kind of thing that come under care and maintenance.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark wrote:
Hmm.

Interesting as this is we may be getting slightly ahead of ourselves here.

Callibration tapes are the kind of thing that come under care and maintenance.


Ah, the pitfalls of analog. Laughing

Fortunately the calibration tape for my 3340 is $90. Cool

The unfortunate part is all the caps that need to be replaced before I can use that $90 tape. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think analog sounds better than digital MORE real.I used to know a guy that worked at a really cool vintage studio.There is nothing like singing through a ribbon mic.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no such thing as digital sound. In order to hear a digital signal it must first be converted back to analog. Wink

It's what happens to the sound in it's trip into, and out of the digital domain that makes the difference.

Ironic that one of the biggest problems in digital conversion is the analog filter stages. Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible to use a signal generator instead of RML tape?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably. Do you have one?
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