[rescue] Playing and Recording music on DAT tapes
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Every audio ready scsi dat drive will do. Just google for the dat drive
have and see if it can handle audio dat's. I am not sure if every dat
play back audio dat's but the one I used to have had it special written
into the specs that it could. It was on a windows server using some dos
tool and converted the dat to wav.
On Nov 28, 2003, at 6:34 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> I have some old studio master tapes (yeah, I was in a band, once) that
> like to have converted to some digital medium. I have a friend who is
> composer/arranger, if he could play the tapes in his home studion and
> CDs from them.
> It turns out he doesn't burn CDs because the music biz actually sends
> stuff around on DAT tapes. He says ...
>> My DAT machine is the standard professional workhorse - a Tascam
>> uses standard DAT tapes and can record at sampling frequencies of
>> 44.1kHz, or 32kHz from digital inputs. It's an older model from the
>> 90's. I recently had one of my DATs converted to CD by the friend I
> mentioned in
>> my last email and he played my DAT through a newer but similar style
>> machine in his studio with no problem.
> Now, my Indigo^2 has a program called "DATman", which purports to be
> able to
> play DAT tapes. Is it going to play them through any DDS drive, or is
> one of those SGI deals like the audio-over-SCSI that only works with
> CD drives, and only on the internal SCSI bus?
> The DATman man page indicates that it'll play 'em, and even produce
> files on
> disk, but is silent on the hardware details. If it mentions the
> format of
> the files it produces, I can't find that, either. Has anyone ever
> tried it?
> Sheldon T. Hall
> shel at cmhc.com
> 206-780-7971 (CMHC)
> 206-842-2858 (Home)
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