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Jack Schitt

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CD vs DAT
« on: September 28, 2005, 08:00:12 PM »

Other than compatability with other facilities, is there any advantage of DAT over CD?
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Greg Youngman

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Re: CD vs DAT
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005, 11:52:55 PM »

I would be willing to say, DAT is dead.  I think most facilities are more likely to import more audio from CDs than DAT.  Although, I still keep a DAT machine around just in case.
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Re: CD vs DAT
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 01:10:20 PM »

You can use DAT tapes over. I have hundreds of useless CDs, but can use all my DA tapes again. Eventually, I suspect some sort of loss, but none that I have noticed yet.
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Re: CD vs DAT
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 01:57:48 PM »

doc willie wrote on Thu, 29 September 2005 12:10

You can use DAT tapes over. I have hundreds of useless CDs, but can use all my DA tapes again. Eventually, I suspect some sort of loss, but none that I have noticed yet.
I like the speed of being able to load files from a CD, but the DAT still has a place here.
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Re: CD vs DAT
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005, 06:39:19 AM »

48K recording/playback
Timecode I/O (on some models)
9 pin control (on some models)
Punch-in recording
Portable field recorders...can't think of a CD equivalent
Re-use media...for a while anyway... Rolling Eyes
Jog/shuttle control (on some models)
Append extra material (tape length allowing) after the main programme
Re-numbering of Start ID's



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Re: CD vs DAT
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2005, 06:57:30 AM »

Yeah, when i print mixes I print to Wave Lab or Sam, and to the Dat at the same time. Then I have a safety. Plus, folks still bring stuff in on dat sometimes so, It's still in use for me.
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