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Re: basic loops
At 2:54 PM -0700 5/7/02, Richard Zvonar wrote:
>At 5:05 PM -0400 5/7/02, skincage wrote:
>>my guess is that the dropout is from the little metal strip on the
>>splice which in the original context of the tape would trigger the
>>answering machine to stop playing the outgoing message. you could
>>probably de-splice, pull it off, and resplice with some tape to
>>create a more seamless loop.
>That's what I used to think, but I believe you get a punch in/out
>dropout in any case.
Another source of dropout is the distance between the record/play
head and the erase head. Fancy ATR's have timing circuits to
facilitate seamless punches, but I doubt any cassette decks ever
bothered. In fact, some cassette decks don't even have erase heads,
just little magnets on a lever.