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Audio Concepts 107 - Analog Tape Recording.
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Tape is still desireable because…
tape recordings have less distortion than DAW recordings
it's easier to edit with tape than with DAWs
subtle tape saturation adds pleasant warmth
lots of hits were recorded on tape
With an analog tape recorder, varispeed…
is only possible during recording
changes pitch while preserving tempo
affects both time and pitch
changes speed while preserving pitch
Tape noise-reduction systems were available from…
Ampex and 3M
Dolby and dbx
Ampex and dbx
Dolby and Ampex
It's useful to still be familiar with the ins & outs of analog tape because...
when the DAW fad runs its course, tape will take over again
when the DAW crashes, engineers must be ready to turn to tape to finish the session
the sound of tape is still popular in modern production
about half of all sessions are still recorded on analog tape
Tape is pulled past the heads in the following order:
repro, playback, record
record, erase, repro
erase, record, repro
erase, repro, playback
The long-time standard for professional multitrack tape recorders was…
As opposed to punches in a DAW, analog punches are…
Storing a tape tails out means…
flip the tape over and play it backwards once before storing it
always rewind the tape after use and store it on the supply reel
always store the tape upside down in the box
don't rewind the tape—store it on the takeup reel
The two main steps of analog tape aligment are…
repro and playback alignment
record and overdub alignment
repro and record alignment
playback and fast-wind alignment
Early methods of ADT (Artificial Double-Tracking)…
involved deliberately mis-aligning a tape recorder
used a second tape machine to delay a copy of the signal
were forbidden at Abbey Road studio because they damaged the recorders
involved replaying a part on two or more tracks
The most common reel size for professional tape is…
For stereo tape recording, two tracks on quarter-inch tape is called…
the half-track format
the quarter-track format
the dual-track format
the full-track format
A common use of real tape in the DAW studio is...
to bounce a finished mix to tape, for its analog character
to make critical edits, because editing is more accurate with tape
guarantee a hit, because all the biggest hits were tracked on tape
to make critical punches, because punching is more accurate with tape
Audio is stored on analog tape in the form of…
optical wavelengths on the tape
magnetized particles (domains) on the tape
perforations of the tape, like a punch card
When playing a tape on an analog tape recorder, the tape moves…
from right to left, supply reel to takeup reel
from left to right, supply reel to takeup reel
from left to right in a continuous loop
from right to left in a continuous loop
A trick to avoid tape breakage when fast-winding is…
switch the machine to its slowest playback speed before fast-winding
never use fastforward and rewind once audio has been recorded on the tape
slow the tape down by hitting the opposite fast-wind button before stopping
rewind and fastforward the tape by hand
The first two steps of a tape alignment procedure are…
cleaning and debugging the recorder
cleaning and demagnetizing the recorder
cleaning and defragging the recorder
demagnetizing and defragging the recorder
MDMs—Modular Digital Multitracks, like ADAT—were...
the first hard-disk recorders
8-track videotape-based recorders that could be sync'd to increase track count
DAT recorders that added tracks to their original stereo format
open-reel digital recorders that offered 24/48 or 32/64 tracks
Virtual tape refers to plug-ins that emulate the sound of tape. True or False?
"Rocking the reels" refers to…
playing a recording while playing air guitar
manually locating an edit point by moving the reels by hand
fast-forwarding and rewinding the tape
shaking the reels to prevernt the tape from sticking
Audio Concepts 107
Analog Tape Recording
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