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Thread #109584   Message #2294001
Posted By: Gurney
20-Mar-08 - 05:47 PM
Thread Name: Private recordings of Cyril Tawney
Subject: RE: Private recordings of Cyril Tawney
Mark, I'm of the opinion that it's the tape itself that is the critical factor, because my 'ear' was better once than it is now, and I was satisfied with the quality I got way-back-when.

I recorded on Philips tapes and machines, not professional quality, but not the cheapest either, and the obvious case in point is that, having recorded live the total show, I then edited from that cassette to another, same make and size, and that edited one has deteriorated much more than the original, probably because that is the one that I've played for my listenind pleasure. Deteriorated to the point where I'm going to throw it away, in fact.
Editing was done by ear and volume control, tape to separate tape recorder.

I'm currently looking for a component-type cassette recorder/player that I can link to my computer. Going in through the earphone jack is really not good enough. Regards, Chris.