Discussion in 'Recording' started by redface, Oct 8, 2006.
what do they mean?
If you are referring to analog tape:
Full track - single track recorded across the full width of the tape (rare)
Half track - two tacks on a tape, each occupying half the width of the tape
1/4 track - (domestic standard) 4 tracks on a tape, but only two in each direction (turn the tape over to access the other two)
four track - four tracks across the width of the tape, all usable at once.
n-track - ditto for n tracks.
Note these definitions do not say anything about the physical width of the tape.
Separate names with a comma.