Archiving tapes

From: Jim Leonard <>
Date: Mon Feb 21 10:23:30 2005

On Sun, Feb 20, 2005 at 01:55:10PM -0800, Tom Jennings wrote:
> Pretty much everything can read/process .WAV files. Mor eimportant
> would be sample rate, etc. You might do a sample and get levels
> right and all that. WIth casettes it can be tough, you might get the
> level set right at one end of the tape an dthe other is down in the
> noise or clipping.

Yes, I have cleaned up some old tapes that wouldn't read this way.
Sample the tape at 48KHz 16-bit, normalize levels, clean up tape
hiss, etc. etc. and then you record it back out to tape, et voila:
tape reads just fine now. It's also educational (zoom in and you
can actually parse out the bits in the visual waveform).
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