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COMPUTE II ISSUE 2 / JUNE/JULY 1980
Twenty Important Cassette Recording Guidelines
Reprinted by permission of Synertek Systems Corp. © 1979 Synertek Systems Corp.
- Use high quality tape (Maxell UD or equivalent).
- Use shortest tapes possible. You can shorten tapes to several minutes in length if you enjoy splicing.
- Use shielded cable between your computer and the cassette recorder.
- Keep heads and pinch rollers clean.
- Keep heads aligned for tape interchangability.
- Avoid recording too close to beginning of tape.
- Make sure cassette is properly seated in recorder.
- If you have trouble with a cassette try another. You can have a bad spot on tape or a warped cassette.
- Highest setting of tone control is usually best.
- A dirty recorder volume control can cause tape dropouts.
- Make sure cassette connection plugs make good contact.
- Rewind cassettes before removing them from recorder.
- Store cassettes in dust-proof containers.
- Avoid exposing cassettes to heat or magnetic fields.
- Before recording, wind cassette to one end and fully rewind.
- Cassette recorders will give you problems once in a while (They don't like certain cassettes, etc.). If one gives you problems most of the time replace it.
- Make sure that MIKE plug is connected before recording. On most recorder the TAPE light will glow while recording.
- You may have to record with the EAR plug out for some tape recorders.
- Always use AC adapter with recorder for best results.
- When a tone control is available, adjust it to the highest possible setting (maximum treble).