[78-L] 78-L Digest, Vol 32, Issue 38

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Fri May 13 12:27:35 PDT 2011

You'd be surprised..


On 5/13/2011 3:17 PM, Mike Daley wrote:
> People still use cassettes?
> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 2:40 PM, Julian Vein<julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk>wrote:
>> Dave at Audio Tech Transfer wrote:
>>> Most customers want to know up front what the cost will be, thus the set
>>> price per tape or record.   It's easy and understandable for the
>> customer,
>>> who more often than not doesn't know whether their home videotapes run 15
>>> minutes or 2 hours?  It's painful doing a big stack of 2 hour tapes....
>> but
>>> the pile of 10-15 minute tapes in the next job make up for it.  Open reel
>>> audio tape and some VHS can be impossible to predict due to
>> record/playback
>>> speed used, let the customer know that upfront.
>>> Dave Rose
>>> Audio Tech Transfer
>> ===============
>> The worst type of friend (sic) is the one who has some LPs but nothing
>> to play them on. So they ask me if they give me some cassettes could
>> they transfer them.
>> Not that easy. The first side of the LP is OK, but you can't be sure how
>> long side two is going to be, so you can't be sure if the tape is going
>> to run out. So you stand around biting your nails, waiting for the LP to
>> finish. Of course, it overruns and a track is only part-recorded. So you
>> have to wind the tape back to the last complete track, then record over
>> the incomplete track with a silent recording to erase it.
>> Then you turn over the tape and finish recording the rest of the LP.
>> Then it starts again...
>> I've also been asked to transfer CDs to cassette too! If the CD has
>> playing times listed, you can make an educated guess how much you can
>> get on one side of a tape.
>>       Julian Vein
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