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The Dash Format: An Overview

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The DASH format (for Digital Audio, Stationary Heads) is a framework proposed by several manufacturers for professional digital audio recording, aiming at tape interchange and operational robustness. The previously published format has received important design changes in order to accommodate the requirements of 2-channel recording and of future, increased, track densities. Its final version is presented, along with its recommended implementations for multichannel and 2-cuhannel recorders.

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