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A New Master

Feature | Topic: Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Music Technology, Jul 1990

With Digital Audio Tape becoming widely used for mastering, it's important to know how it differs from its quarter-inch predecessor and how it can benefit you. Vic Lennard acknowledges his new master.

Care & Repair

Feature | Topic: Maintenance / Repair / Modification, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Sound International, Jun 1978
Tape Machine Line-Up

Richard Dean looks at tape machine line-up.

Cassette Duplication

Feature | Topic: Mastering, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Home & Studio Recording, Aug 1984

Where to go and what to do if you require multiple cassette copies of your recorded masterpieces.

Choosing A Cassette Tape

Feature | Topic: Recording, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1983
Tape Talk

Clean Living

Feature | Topic: Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Making Music, Oct 1986

Cut and Splice

Feature | Topic: Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Making Music, Jun 1987
Editing

Presenting the cut and splice of real editing — that's the business with razor blades, tape and good idea

DAT's Life

Feature | Topic: Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Music Technology, Jul 1989

Confused about DAT? Vic Lennard guides you gently through the ins and outs, the pros and cons and the whys and wherefores of Digital Audio Tape.

Dateslate

Feature | Topic: Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | One Two Testing, Jan 1985
recording through the ages

tape decks through the ages

Digital Audio Discs

Feature | Topic: Digital Audio, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1982
How the LP went in for a transplant and came back a DAD

An explanation of the technology behind the new sound recording revolution: how the LP went in for a transplant and came back a DAD!

Digital Recording - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Digital Audio, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1982
The Compact Disc

DIY Music

Feature | Topic: Mastering, Music Business, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Sound On Sound, Nov 1993
All You Need To Know About Making Your Own Records

Some musicians and bands decide to take their future success into their own hands, by putting money into producing their own records. Tony Batchelor and Sue Silutoe take the mystery out of making your own CD, vinyl or cassette release, from initial Session Tape to final product.

Doing That Digital Thing

Feature | Topic: Digital Audio, Recording, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Making Music, Sep 1986

Producer John Walters discusses how those noughts and ones will affect us musiciany beings.

Dolby S Explained

Feature | Topic: Recording, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Recording Musician, Aug 1992

Dave Lockwood explains how Dolby S noise reduction increases the potential of analogue tape recorders.

From Studio To Street - The Story Of DAT

Feature | Topic: Digital Audio, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Sound On Sound, Nov 1990

With DAT poised to make the leap from the professional recording studio to the high street, David Mellor looks at the benefits of the format to home recording.

Hands On: Casio DA7 DAT Recorder

Feature | Topic: Digital Audio, Recording, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Sound On Sound, Aug 1992

Casio's DA7 is one of the cheapest DAT recorders on the market, yet it is still a suitable machine for mastering. David Mellor reveals its better features and finds ways round a couple of problems.

Herbs + Splices

Feature | Topic: Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | One Two Testing, Feb 1985

the art of joining tape

Hi-Fi

Feature | Topic: Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1982
Tape Bias & Overloading

How It Works - Tape Machines - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Sound Fundamentals, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Sound On Sound, Feb 1987

You can always get more out of your equipment if you know more about it. David Mellor begins a new series that explores the innermost workings of various studio devices. This month: the Tape Recorder.

How It Works: The Cassette - Part 9

Feature Series | Topic: Recording, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988

Do you live in peace with your cassette recorder? Or is your life full of mangled tape misery and longings for lost high frequencies? Confirmed reel-to-reelie David Mellor explains the problems that bedevil the cassette format, and offers some advice to make the medium work for you rather than against you.

Interactive Music

Feature | Topic: Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Music Technology, Jan 1989

Ever since the invention of the wax cylinder, listening to recorded music has been a passive experience; now CDs are capable of holding MIDI and other performance data. Bob O'Donnell looks at the changing face of music.

Is Analogue Multitrack Recording Dead?

Feature | Topic: Recording, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Sound On Sound, Feb 1993

Looping the Tape

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Home & Studio Recording, May 1987

Simon Croft gets into tape loops and comes up with some interesting conclusions.

Making Records - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: Mastering, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1985
Metalwork

Part 2 deals with that crucial part of the record making process - the metalwork stage.

Making Records - Part 3

Feature Series | Topic: Marketing / Promotion, Music Business, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1985
Record Pressing

Part 3 completes our short series with a detailed look at record pressing, labels, sleeves and promotion.

Making Records - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Mastering, Tape, Vinyl, CD, DAT | Home & Studio Recording, Jan 1985

An intriguing insight into just what is required of the home recordist when setting out to cut your first disc.

 

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