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

Dan Van Landingham danvanlandingham at yahoo.com
Fri May 13 14:15:10 PDT 2011

I still use a cassette deck with my old mismatched stereo system:a Sony 
integrated amp and 5 disc CD
changer,JVC tuner,and a Pioneer turntable.My old "state of the art" Teac reel to 
reel deck is in storage
in Lometa,Texas.I have no complaints to speak of.I do have one of those Vibe 
stereo turntables that
plugs into my PC but I can't get audio to run through my PC although it shows a 
signal getting through.I
have the software for it still.

From: Mike Daley <mikedaley at gmail.com>
To: 78-L Mail List <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
Sent: Fri, May 13, 2011 12:17:41 PM
Subject: Re: [78-L] 78-L Digest, Vol 32, Issue 38

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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