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General Chat Thread, Reel to reel tape recorders in General; To within a second! That's whole words! As I said - we were training to be Transmitter Engineers regards Simon...
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    To within a second! That's whole words!
    As I said - we were training to be Transmitter Engineers

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Showing you age there!
    Hehe I'm not that old!

    To be fair it's only in the last 10 years that reel to reel has stopped being the bread and butter of BBC Local Radio.

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    I remember them...my dad still has his in the loft, was fascinating listening to all his recordings of 60's radio. Wouldnt be surprised if they've degraded a lot now though

    For those who used to edit it, I understand it was cut, but how on earth did you stick it back together? So it still played?

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    I just had a call from the Records Office. They use them in their History dept. that is open to the public and has an old-technology theme, so people can actually listen to tapes on the original equipment. They try to keep a stock because of reliability.

    They have digitised all the material as well.

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    but how on earth did you stick it back together? So it still played?
    With splicing tape applied to the rear surface (non-playback side) of the tape... eg: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~bunce/cutedit.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marci View Post
    With splicing tape applied to the rear surface (non-playback side) of the tape... eg: Music Technology Handouts: Tape Editing

    Ah, thats makes sense thanks

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    I used to do it with 8mm film. I had a special splicing tool and an acetate that melted the two ends together.

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    Editing done using a non ferrous blade, to cut down on magnetic inteferrence.

    Tape loops done by cutting out and editing the ends together then threading round a strategicaly placed chair leg to maintain tension, hence the name loops.

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