On Improvements of Magnetic Tape Shown by Measurements on Early and Newer Tapes
Magnetic tapes from the early days of magnetic tape recording are investigated using today's measuring methods. Comparing mechanical, magnetic, and electroacoustic properties of studio tapes, the steps in development that had to be taken to reach the high-quality standard required for modern analog recording are outlined. In addition this investigation shows possible areas for the further development of the magnetic tape system.
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