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capstan size

I have a large number of reel to reel tapes left by my father- in-law. He recorded them at 1 7/8 (i think that's correct, lowest speed possible). Unfortunately, my tape deck, pioneer rt-909, has only 9.5 as the lowest speed. Is it possible to change the capstan (provided i could find one) to be able to play these tapes?

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Safely receiving client uploads and file transfers

Hey i am going to be setting up a website where people can upload their files, a nas drive, and have dropbox.

At some point the client files need to get over to the main workstation for mixing and editing.

So my isssue is, as far as i know, i cant just run a virus scan while the files are on dropbox, they have to be downloaded, then scanned.

Im not sure if i can have the nas scan the files before they are written to it.

Roland vs. 1880 - transferring individual tracks onto other machine to be mixed and mastered m

Hi, i`ve done some recording on the 1880 and plan to do more . I`m not very techy and it took a long time to learn how to use this machine - I still have a lot to learn - but i`m happy to just be able to put tracks down and mix o.k. creating a decent soundscape . However , once played back on c.d. it sounds o.k. - but I`m missing a bit of spark or punch that a pro engineer i`m sure could remedy on a superior machine - i would ideally like to have a pro to spice it up for me . Does this sound doable ?

Looking for external soundcard w/ coax inputs. Transfer DATs to Laptop

Hi I have lots of DATs I need to transfer to my laptop. I'm looking for an external soundcard that does a straight digital pass through without resampling, unless told to do so. It needs to have coax in and USB out. Please help with suggestions. I'm open to other ideas to get the music to my laptop without unwanted resampling. Thanks!

Vinyl Record transfer

Put away my electric guitar stuff for the holidays, those items are part of my living room ... don't ask about the workshop or vinyl listening room ... my kids call my house ..Nashville
So I rigged my turntable to a pedestal with wheels so I can roll it from location to location. I fed the phono preamp to lines in, hit record.
Looking at the level of the wave, the variance between records is quite noticeable. Remember the limitation vinyl has, dynamically ... to much and the needle will hop I read

analog transfers between uncoupled DAW's

Okay... so, I've got a decent second audio I/O for several days... a friend of mine is letting me use his Focusrite I/O while he's on vacation, so I thought I'd try mixing to a separate DAW.


There will be no external analog summing involved, hi voltage or otherwise. So, without this step, should I even bother with mixing to a secondary DAW?

Digital transfer to computers and audio interfaces accuracy

Hi to all !

I tested a lot of gear over the last year and for a long time I just assumed that once my signal is in digital it would be safe and no quality would be lots. (Via ADAT or SPDIF)
But I am asking myself, could the audio quality of a digital signal be altered when hitting the audio interface chipset and sent to the computer and also when coded in a wave file.
If so, are some interface builders more succesfull in being transparent more that others.
Of course I know that clocks and jitters can make a difference.

Custom Mastering Transfer consoles? what has been done?

hey all!

yes i know i just joined up here lol, and am fiendishly posting. .
im curious what everyone who has considered a custom transfer console has done? i built the one im currently using but want to integrate some new features perhaps, just in the interest of shorter cabling runs :) im not a total noob when it comes to electrical engineering but i am also no bob villa either curious about how far you guys have gone with your own custom endeavours :)

warm regards,