Timex/Sinclair 1000 Tape Loading
chenmel at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 23 20:02:47 CDT 2005
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 01:38:28 +0100 (BST)
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony Duell) wrote:
> > > > A somewhat 'crude' but simple thing you can try is to listen to
> > > > the audiotape sound of the tape you created which you say was
> > > > successful. Then listen audibly to the tapes you're trying to
> > > > recover. If the pitch seems to match for the most part it isn't
> > > > a speed problem. If you have an oscilloscope, look at the
> > > > amplitude of the signal out of the cassette drive of the new
> > > > 'working' tape and compare to the one you're trying to recover.
> > >
> > > As others have suggested, use the simplest tape player you can
> > > find. Noise reduction circuits and other fancy technology will
> > > only cause problems.
> > >
> > The 'fancy technology' I suggested was an oscilloscope. I don't see
> > how
> I think you've misunderstood the message. I think Sellam was refering
> to 'fancy technology' inside the tape player -- things like noise
> reduction circuits. You want a player without anything like that.
I understood that. Using a 'cheap' mono cassette recorder with
automatic level control and brute plain electronics is well known enough
that I'm suprised that anybody wouldn't know it. I just didn't think it
was a 'cureall' comment to say 'just use a cheap tape recorder.'
There's a lot more you can do, and Sellam's comment seemed dismissive.
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