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GUEST,Ralphie Noah's Ark Trap (Nic Jones album) (211* d) RE: Noah's Ark Trap 16 Jul 11

Message to Dick Miles re-using tapes.
It was done on a daily basis, at the BBC on Peel sessions. First job of the day, before the band arrived was to wipe the mulitrack from yesterdays session. One 24 track 2 inch master tape could be used about 20 times before it became useless. It had to be done. We could never have stored so many tapes...(which weren't exactly cheap)
Yes, really important stuff is stored for eternity, but daily sessions, having been mixed and saved on various media, were routinely wiped, and re-used.
You don't have to use virgin tape for every recording. (This is all irrelevant now in the digital world. obviously)

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