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Re: [ARSCLIST] Odd Speed

Any decent audio studio with a 1/4 mastering deck (Otari, Studer, Ampex)
will have a vari-speed function that would allow you to adjust the
speed + or -
15%. The problem with your tape is that only a mastering/archival lab
has 3.75/ 7.5
machines. Art has the best solution for this kind of problem. Since it
is not
a "High Fidelity" recording why not simply play it at either fixed
speed and
adjust the playback speed digitally? We spoke about this thread before
and I'm sure
someone here will have a cost effective piece of software to suggest
for this job...


On Thursday, March 4, 2004, at 09:30 AM, Marie O'Connell wrote:

Recently, in our collection, I came across a 1/4 inch reel to reel tape
which has a spliced in section at the head.  It has audio on it which
neither 3 3/4ips or 7 1/2ips, infact I think it is in the middle of
and could be 5.625ips!  Is there such a speed?  I was able to make out
the audio too which was very interesting, to say the least.  The
unidentified person first sings a song, then goes on to apologise and
says you can erase this if you want and that he didn't have the heart
do it and then, says sorry if you are the person who has found it!  He
also thinks the image of the police officer has gone upwards!

With that aside, are there machines that play this speed?


Marie O'Connell
Sound Archivist
Mississippi Department of Archives & History
Ph: 601-576-6909

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