On Sun, 2013-02-10 at 12:17 +0100, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
It does at least hold water for naive musicians. They buy a 8 track
machine and a tape. To thread the tape is a real manually event, so they
understand how to do it. They don't need to set up and to use a Computer
with Linux (or any other OS), no need to learn anything, to handle any
Cleaning and degaussing indeed is a PITA. Fortunately I can't remember
when I last time used my demagnetizing device to degauss heads.
Noise reduction quality and sound quality depend to calibration,
something that usually can't be done at home and it only will fit to one
spread of one type of tape from one vendor. If the calibration is ok,
the sound isn't less good than a digital recording.
Usually you can't use the tape directly, but you have to record SMPTE
first. However, for some musicians a 8-track analog tape recorder or any
very simple _digital_ HD recorder is much, much easier to use than a
> > And just saying that
Jörn, you seemingly don't care about a wide spread variety of humans
with completely different traits, abilities and weaknesses.
> a studio workflow is no different. it takes practice and respect to
A guitar player don't need to be able to build a guitar. A hobby audio
engineer don't need to know how the gear does work, assumed the hobby
engineer does use stand alone devices and isn't interested in
maintaining the gear, because sound quality isn't that important.
Using Linux, keeping the workflow can become a PITA, just by updating
the DE ;), there are no updates for a 8 track analog recorder.
IMO the issue is "stand alone" vs "computer".
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