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What do we call the smallest possible permanent magnet?
Domain
What do we call magnetism passed from an inner layer of tape to the next outermost layer?
Print Thru
Name the effect that occurs when all domains are polarized at a given instant.
Saturation
How should we store a reel of tape?
Tails Out
What is Tails Out storage?
Tape stored on take-up reel (must be rewound)
How is Tails Out storage indicated?
By blue hold down tape
What is tape's magnetic coating called?
{Magnetic} Oxide
What occurs when the oxide is unevenly distributed?
Dropouts
What should be done before putting a tape on a machine and when changing reels?
Clean the machine!!
What does a demagnetizer do?
It returns the domains back to a random state of magnetization.
What is another name for a demagnetizer?
Degausser
What reel's motor is on the machine's right side?
Take-up reel
Name the motor on the machine's left side.
Supply reel
What motor is responsible for moving the tape at a constant rate of speed?
Capstan
On most machines, what clamps the tape to the capstan in play mode?
Pinch Roller
What do we call the system that moves the tape with constant speed and tension?
Transport
What allows us to control machine functions from a place away from the tape machine?
Remote or Autolocator
What part of the tape machine returns previously magnetized domains on the tape back to a more random state using an ultra-sonic signal?
Erase Head
What head works automatically with the record head to remove reviously recorded material?
Erase Head
What must be monitored during overdubs and punch-ins so new performances aren't recorded late?
Sync
Which head is monitored during mixdown for best quality playback?
Repro Head
Which head magnetizes previously randomized domains to represent the input signal to the machine?
Record head
In addition to recording, the record head performs another function: what is it?
Sync
Name the 3 heads in order of appearance from left to right (as viewed from front of machine).
Erase, Record/Sync, Repro
What do we do prior to alignment?
Clean the machine
What do we call magnetic energy from one track that is picked up by a neighboring track?
Crosstalk
Where do we get the test tones used in playback alignment?
From an MRL tape or Client Tones
Where do we get the tones for record alignment?
Console oscillator
What tone is used for all level adjustment (repro, sync, input and record)?
1 kHz
What tone is used for all high frequency EQ and bias adjustments?
10 kHz
What tone is used for all low frequency EQ adjustments?
100 Hz
How may dB above0dB magnetic reference level is 185 nW?
Zero (185 IS our magnetic reference!)
How may dB above 0dB magnetic reference level is 250 nW?
3
What step's purposes are so that 0dB VU is a known level of magnetism in playback?
Repro and Sync levels
What step's purposes are for flattest high frequency response in playback?
Repro and Sync high frequency EQ
What step's purposes are for flattest low frequency response in playback?
Repro and Sync low frequency EQ
What steps are postponed in playback when using MRL?
Repro and Sync low frequency EQ
What is the difference between the MRL tape and Client Tones?
MRL is full track (full width); Client tones are multi-track
Where should the record pad be located?
At the tail of the tape
Wht step in alignment allows a low level signal to be recorded with minimum distortion (overcomes intertia)?
Bias
How do we calculate what meter setting for playback we should use when test tape and level desired aren't the same?
Subtract the level desired (in dB above 185 nW ref level) from the level on the test tape (in dB above 185 nW ref level)
We want a +5/185 nW alignment. Our MRL is a 250 nW tape: what level should we set for playback?
-2 dB VU (subtract the level you want from the level of the test tape)
We want a +3/185 nW alignment. Our MRL is a 250 nW tape: what level should we set for playback?
0dB VU
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