Tapes for Tascam DA78

Discussion in 'Tape Recorders' started by antistar, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. antistar

    antistar Guest

    Is is better to use Hi-8ME rather than Hi-8MP? Also I've got some at home except they say on them 'video'. Does that mean I need to get ones dedicated for audio or could I use the ones I have?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    Check the manual and go with Tascam's suggestions... One might be more abrasive than the other, leading to shorter head life.

    They pretty much all say "video" on them - Hi8 is a video standard (just like ADAT is an SVHS video tape).
     
  3. antistar

    antistar Guest

    Tascam just says Hi-8MP/ME. I want to make sure cos these things aren't cheap! I thought tapes for audio were usually labelled with 'DTRS'.
     
  4. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

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    Get the Fuji Metal Particle tapes (DPD-xxMP). They are the recommended tapes for 24 bit work. Never had a problem with them... Other DTRS tapes may be ok for 16 bit operation, but I'd only trust the Fuji's for 24 bit.

    --Ben
     
  5. Philbul

    Philbul Guest

    We are using mostly EMTEC DTRS MASTER DA 113 MP. Sometimes Maxxel and Sony-s DTRS cassettes.
     

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