January 7th, 2013

I took the following sound created by thatjeffcarter and recorded it to cassette at different volumes.

This sound was recorded from the computer to cassette with the computer sound output volume at ~25% of full volume.

The idea is to present several instances of the same sound recorded at different volumes so that the 'tape saturation' effects can be compared.
These samples are intended more as a scientific experiment than to be used for musical purposes - but of course, they can be used as such.

Recording process: Played the sound without downloading, straight from the Freesound preview. Sound was played from a Toshiba Satelite laptop usging the built-in soundcard (Realtek HD Audio) using Windows XP sound drivers.
Recording system: LG LX-U561
Medium: Sony UX C90 HCF (Type I normal bias 90 min). The tape was new (i.e., not used before) although it was bought around 2 years ago.
Playing back system: LG LX-U561
digital recording: direct input from the Hi-Fi stereo headphone socket into the mic socket on the laptop soundcard. Using Audacity as the sample recorder / editor.
PRocessing: Samples were only trimmed and normalized.


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