Some questions I still have are 1). What does it mean for a deck to have an easily aligned play head?
2). What is flutter and wow?
3). What exactly are "tracking issues?" In layman's terms?
And if you guys would be so kind as to point me in the right direction to find a tape deck on eBay, that would be much appreciated. I see Nakamichi and Revox have been mentioned but I don't know if those are in my price range (?). If you know certain model off the top of your head around $150-300 I would love to hear it. As you can see I'm very lost in this search for the right deck hah. Thanks again!
TTs can have the same problem. Your cassettes may have significant wow and/or flutter built in (to the recordings on them). Your deck can't correct this but it can add it its own variations. Apparently digital technology has caught up with the problem. Purely as a curiosity, you might want to look at http://www.audiomastersforum.net/amforum/i...pic,8304.0.html
I know there have been multiple topics regarding this subject but some of them are a bit over my head
Quote from: vosnos on 24 July, 2011, 02:52:55 PMI know there have been multiple topics regarding this subject but some of them are a bit over my headI wrote a very easy to follow guide here: http://wiki.themixingbowl.org/Digitising_cassette_tapesThere of course even better ways (read: more time consuming and money consuming) to digitise cassettes, which will achieve as good as it gets results. I personally found the way I have done them has produced good enough results for me.The replies in this thread so far are great, so maybe use what you can from their suggestions and experiment a bit first. Once you've done a few tapes you'll get the hang of it and be knowledgeable yourself