Journal Forum

A Meta-Analysis of High Resolution Audio Perceptual Evaluation - June 2016

Synthetic Reverberator - January 1960

Sound Board: High-Resolution Audio - October 2015

Access Journal Forum

AES E-Library

Azimuth and Interchannel Time Displacement Error in Multi-Track Magnetic Tape Recording

Document Thumbnail

Tape is often slit with a sinuous centerline ("country laning"). When this tape travels through a transport, the recording on one track shows a varying time displacement with respect to that on another track. When the same signal is recorded on two tracks, and the reproduced signals are subsequently combined, the time displacement produces a "comb filter" frequency response. The output of a full-track head shows a response which is similar up to the first output null. This filter response is used here as a "slope detector" to measure the short-term time azimuth angle variations. Typical peak to peak azimuth angle variations are 600 microradians (0.03 degrees, or 2 minutes); this sets a limit to the interchannel time-displacement performance of recording systems, and to the accuracy of azimuth angle measurements.

AES Convention: Paper Number:
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $33 for non-members and is temporarily free for AES members.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Google+   YouTube   RSS News Feeds  
AES - Audio Engineering Society