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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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MAGNETIC RECORDING

All of the work in the recording studio makes use of the magnetic tape recorder. The ideal recorder would be a memory bank of perfect accuracy with an unlimited capacity for storing separate groups of information in a constant time relationship. The ideal recorder must be able to store the sound heard in the monitor speakers so that they can be played back at a later date, exactly re-creating the sounds heard from the mikes. Magnetic tape is at present the accepted and the most practical means for recording. It has advantages over direct recording into disc as multitrack format, editing and over dubbing are possible. The theory of tape recording is based on relating physical lengths of tape to periods of time.

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