On 10/22/2011 04:48 AM, Leigh Dyer wrote:
Tape CAN do that, depending on the type of tape, and type of machine.
You have to hit the tape HARD. The excessive magnetic field from the
record head trying to record that level actually tends to erase some of
the higher frequencies on the peaks.
But, again, a LOT depends on what brand of tape you are using, your
reference 0VU, how hard you hit it, and the type of machine you are
using. If you use a combination such as a 3M 2" 16 track with Ampex
456, you will have good luck after you find the sweet spot. If you try
it with a Fostex and TDK tape, you will probably be disappointed.
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