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Sound and Recording, 5th Edition by Tim Mccormick, Francis Rumsey

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Chapter 9

Digital recording and editing systems

This chapter describes digital audio recording systems and the principles of digital audio editing.

Digital tape recording

There are still a number of dedicated digital tape recording formats in existence, although they are being superseded by computer-based products that use removable disks or other mass storage media. Tape has a relatively slow access time, because it is a linear storage medium. However, a dedicated tape format can easily be interchanged between recorders, provided that another machine operating to the same standard can be found. Disks, on the other hand, come in a very wide variety of sizes and formats, and even if the disk fits a particular drive it may not be possible to access ...

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