Reply to this topic Start new topic. Recommended Posts. Nelson Posted February 4, Posted February 4, Does anyone still seek them or at least hold on to them? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options I have a few somewhere Fat Freddy Posted February 4, The cassette with the curvey cat drawing is Syngiin-Lookin' For Some Kitty with my all time favorite non comedic rock song that is just flippin' hilarious called "Get Off My Hair" This photo is of the tapes I have, I've got a few more since.
I have no clue on what I'm going to do with them. Nebuchadnezzar Posted February 5, Posted February 5, What can I get digitized? Mix and match format types from VHS tapes to Super8 film. How long does it take? It takes approximately 6 - 8 weeks once we receive your filled Southtree kit. Receive regular email updates throughout the whole digitizing process with access to a personal concierge to answer all your questions.
What do I get back? You'll receive your original memories plus digitized, future-proof, ready to relive digital copies on your choice of Thumb Drive, DVD or Digital Download. All analog media is carefully converted by hand by a team of trained technicians, right here in the United States.
Common Questions How will I get my audio back? Your digitized audio is provided back to you on a convenient thumb drive, provided online through Google Drive, or on professionally authored CDs. Digital files are delivered as high quality. WAV files. For the best quality, if you send in audio cassettes, each side will be transferred to its own CD, or as a separate file if you opted for a thumb drive or Digital Download.
Do you return my original audio cassettes or reels? We always send back your originals with delivery of your newly digitized audio files. What if my tape, reel or audio is blank? Please note, if a tape or reel has even a few minutes of footage on it, we will provide the conversion for it. The processing for shorter tapes and reels is the same as longer, so tape and reel conversions are charged per item, not based on the length of footage.
Will my audio tracks be separated? To achieve the best quality Industrial Fuho - Potabilizadora - 60 Songs Demo (Cassette) consistency, we offer a one-to-one transfer for audio cassette tapes. Each side of the tape is carefully recorded from beginning to end in one take to ensure we never miss a beat. All that said, track separation is not something we offer, however you can download this awesome, free program called Audacity to separate your audio tracks easily.
What Are The Technical Specs? Carrying a stack of cassettes and spare batteries was a bit more of a hassle though. Although cassettes have not experienced the same resurgence in popularity that vinyl has seen in recent years, they are still making a comeback just look at Cassette Week as an example.
Unlike the most-collected cassettes on Discogswhich offer a closer look at popular releases in the format, the most-wanted cassettes give us a taste of exclusive, limited edition. Keep in mind these are releases, not albums. A release refers to a specific format and time. Therefore, we excluded any cassette that would have been included in a box set. Hands down, Floyd is the most popular band on the site. Various patents have been issued detailing leader construction and associated tape player mechanisms to detect leaders.
The disadvantage with tape leaders is that the sound recording or playback does not start at the beginning of the tape, forcing the user Industrial Fuho - Potabilizadora - 60 Songs Demo (Cassette) cue forward to the start of the magnetic section. For certain applications, such as dictation, special cassettes containing leaderless tapes are made, typically with stronger material and for use in machines that had more sophisticated end-of-tape prediction.
Home computers that made use of cassettes as a more affordable alternative to floppy discs e. Some cassettes were made to play a continuous loop of tape without stopping. Lengths available are from around 30 seconds to a standard full length. They are used in situations where a short message or musical jingle is to be played, either continuously or whenever a device is triggered, or whenever continuous recording or playing is needed.
Some include a sensing foil on the tape to allow tape players to re-cue. From as early as various patents have been issued, covering such uses as uni-directional, bi-directional, and compatibility with auto-shut-off and anti-tape-eating mechanisms.
One variant has a half-width loop of tape for an answering machine outgoing message, and another half-width tape on spools to record incoming messages. Cassette tape adapters allow external audio sources to be played back from any tape player, but were typically used for car audio systems.
An attached audio cable with a phone connector converts the electrical signals to be read by the tape head, while mechanical gears simulate reel to reel movement without actual tapes when driven by the player mechanism. This feature each includes a rail to guide the tape to the spool and prevent an unclean roll from forming.
The competition responded by inserting additional deflector pins closer to the coils in the lower plastic case half. Some low-priced and pre-recorded compact cassettes were made without pulleys; the tape is pulled directly over the capstan drive.
Cassette playback suffered from some flaws frustrating to both professionals and home recording enthusiasts. Tape speed could vary between devices, resulting in pitch that was too low or too high. Speed often was calibrated at the factory, and could not be changed by users. The slow tape speed increased tape hiss and noise, and in practice delivered higher values of wow and flutter.
Different tape formulation and noise reduction schemes artificially boosted or cut high frequencies and inadvertently elevated noise levels. Noise reduction also adds some artifacts to the sound which a trained ear can hear, sometimes quite easily. Wow and Flutter, however, can sometimes be added intentionally to recordings for aesthetic reasons. See Lo-fi music. A common mechanical problem occurred when a defective player or resistance in the tape path causes a failure to keep sufficient tension on the take-up spool.
This would cause the magnetic tape to be fed out through the bottom of the cassette and become tangled in the mechanism of the player. In these cases the player was said to have "eaten" or "chewed" the tape, often destroying the playability of the cassette. The first cassette machines e. Early machines required attaching an external dynamic microphone. Most units from the s onwards also incorporated built-in condenser microphones, which Industrial Fuho - Potabilizadora - 60 Songs Demo (Cassette) extended high-frequency response, but may also pick up noises from the recorder's motor.
A portable recorder format still common today is a long box, the width of a cassette, with a speaker at the top, a cassette bay in the middle, and "piano key" controls at the bottom edge.
Another format is only slightly larger than the cassette, known popularly as the "Walkman" a Sony trademark. The markings of "piano key" controls soon converged and became a de facto standard. They are still emulated on many software control panels. These symbols are commonly a square for "stop", a vertically pointed triangle with a line under it for "eject", a right-pointing triangle for "play", double triangles for "fast-forward" and "rewind", a red dot for "record", and a vertically divided square two rectangles side-by-side for "pause".
Stereo recorders eventually evolved into high fidelity and were known as cassette decks, after the reel-to-reel decks. Hi-Fi cassette decks, in contrast to cassette recorders and cassette players, often didn't have built-in amplification or speakers. Many formats of cassette players and recorders have evolved over the years. Initially all were top loading, usually with cassette on one side, and VU meters and recording level controls on the other side.
Older models used combinations of levers and sliding buttons for control. A major innovation was the front-loading arrangement. Pioneer 's angled cassette bay and the exposed bays of some Sansui models eventually were standardized as a front-loading door into which a cassette would be loaded. Later models would adopt electronic buttons, and replace conventional meters which could be "pegged" when overloaded [ clarification needed ] with electronic LED or vacuum fluorescent displayswith level controls typically being controlled by Industrial Fuho - Potabilizadora - 60 Songs Demo (Cassette) rotary controls or side-by-side sliders.
BIC and Marantz briefly offered models that could be run at double speeds, but Nakamichi was widely recognized as one of the first companies to create decks that rivaled reel-to-reel decks with frequency response from the full 20—20, Hz range, low noise, and very low wow and flutter.
Unlike typical cassette decks that use a single head for both record and playback plus a second head for erasing, the Nakamichilike the better reel-to-reel recorders, used three separate heads to optimize these functions. Other contenders for the highest "HiFi" quality on this medium were two companies already widely known for their excellent quality reel-to-reel tape recorders: Tandberg and Revox consumer brand of the Swiss professional Studer company for studio equipment.
Tandberg started with combi-head machines, such as the TCDand continued with the TCD 3x0 series with separate playback and recording heads. All TCD-models possessed dual-capstan drives, belt-driven from a single capstan motor and two separate reel motors. Frequency range extended to 18 kHz. After a disastrous overinvestment in colour television production, Tandberg folded and revived without the HiFi-branch these came from. Both cassette units possessed double capstan drives, but with two independent, electronically controlled capstan motors and two separate reel motors.
The head assembly moved by actuating a damped solenoid movement, eliminating all belt drives and other wearable parts. These machines rivaled the Nakamichi in frequency and dynamic range.
A last step taken by Revox produced even more-advanced cassette drives with electronic fine tuning of bias and equalization during recording. Revox also produced amplifiers, a very expensive FM tuner, and a pickup with a special parallel-arm mechanism of their own design.
After releasing that product, Studer encountered financial difficulties. It had to save itself by folding its Revox-branch and all its consumer products except their last reel-to-reel recorder, the B While some [ who? Technically, both camps in this debate were still within the original cassette specification as no tolerance for frequency response is provided above Decreasing noise at 16 kHz also decreases the maximum signal level at 16 kHz, the HighFrequency-Dynamics stay almost constant.
HX Pro was adopted by many other high-end manufacturers. As they became aimed at more casual users, fewer decks had microphone inputs. Dual decks became popular and incorporated into home entertainment systems of all sizes for tape dubbing. Although the quality would suffer each time a source was copied, there are no mechanical restrictions on copying from a record, radio, or another cassette source.
Even as CD recorders are becoming more popular, some incorporate cassette decks for professional applications. Another format that made an impact on culture in the s was the radio-cassette, aka the " boom box " a name used commonly only in English-speaking North Americawhich combined the portable cassette deck with a radio tuner and speakers capable of producing significant sound levels. These devices became synonymous with urban youth culture in entertainment, leading to the nickname "ghetto blaster".
The boom box also allowed people to enjoy music on the go and share it with friends, contributing to cultural practises such as breakdancing. Applications for car stereos varied widely. Auto manufacturers in the US typically would fit a cassette slot into their standard large radio faceplates. In the s and s, as the cost of building CD players declined, many manufacturers offered a CD player.
The CD player eventually supplanted the cassette deck as standard equipment, but some cars, especially those targeted at older drivers, were offered with the option of a cassette player, either by itself or sometimes in combination with a CD slot. Most new cars can still accommodate aftermarket cassette players, and the auxiliary jack advertised for MP3 players can be used also with portable cassette players, but was the first model year for which no manufacturer offered factory-installed cassette players.
Although the cassettes themselves were relatively durable, the players required regular maintenance to perform properly. Head cleaning may be done with long swabs, soaked with isopropyl alcoholor cassette-shaped devices that could be inserted into a tape deck to remove buildup of iron-oxide from the headstape-drive capstan, and pinch-roller.
Some otherwise normal recording tapes included sections of leader that could clean the tape heads. One of the concerns of the time however was the use of abrasive cleaning tape.
Some of the cleaning tapes actually felt rough to the touch and were considered damaging to the heads. Similarly shaped demagnetizers used magnets to degauss the deck, which kept sound from becoming distorted see Cassette demagnetizer. The Compact Cassette originally was intended for use in dictation machines. The cassette soon became a popular medium for distributing prerecorded music—initially through The Philips Record Company and subsidiary labels Mercury and Philips in the US.
As ofone still finds cassettes used for a variety of purposes, such as journalismoral history, meeting and interview transcripts, audio-books, and so on. Police are still big buyers of cassette tapes, as some lawyers "don't trust digital technology for interviews".
Prerecorded cassettes were also employed as a way of providing chemotherapy information to recently diagnosed cancer patients as studies found anxiety and fear often gets in the way of the information processing.
The cassette quickly found use in the commercial music industry. One artifact found on some commercially produced music cassettes was a sequence of test tones, called SDR Super Dynamic Range, also called XDR, or eXtended Dynamic Range soundburst tones, at the beginning and end of the tape, heard in order of low frequency to high.
Many consumers objected to these tones since they were not part of the recorded music. Some of these non-linear effects are unpredictable, which make the signal sound more natural and alive.
There's much more under the hood than what you see at a first glance. In the settings panel you are able to fully control all the parameters that make tape sound like tape. We modelled the four cassettes types available. Each one delivers different sonic characteristics.
I : was the standard and most Industrial Fuho - Potabilizadora - 60 Songs Demo (Cassette) tape format. Featured a ferric-oxide coating Fe 2 O 3. First appeared in the s. II : with a chromium dioxide CrO 2 formulation was introduced at the dawn of the s featuring an undeniable increase in high frequency response.
III : living a short period between the mid 70s and early 80s, the ferro-chrome FeCr never made it into the golden era. IV : metal-formulated hit the scene at the end of the 70s. Features firmer bass as well as louder high frequencies. It will impart its own sound signature to signals recorded into it. These include different frequency response, frequency dependent saturation, high-frequency compression, hiss, asperity noise and much more.
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