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Sound and Recording, 7th Edition by Tim McCormick, Francis Rumsey

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CHAPTER 6

Analog Recording

 

CHAPTER CONTENTS

A Short History of Analog Recording

Early recording machines

Electrical recording

Later developments

Magnetic Tape

Structure

Open-reel tape

The Magnetic Recording Process

Introduction

Equalization

The Tape Recorder

Studio recorder

The multitrack machine

Magnetic Recording Levels

What are Test Tapes for?

Tape Machine Alignment

Head inspection and demagnetization

Replay alignment

Record alignment

Mechanical Transport Functions

 

Successive editions of this book have quite naturally seen the emphasis placed more and more on digital topics and away from analog. Yet even the gramophone record has survived for rather more years than many would have predicted, and the analog open reel tape recorder, ...

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