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dat tape length question (!!)
« on: January 27, 2004, 01:02:21 PM »
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i'm sure this has been asked nearly fourtythousand times, but just a quick answer would be the best, i've been searching and can't find any information...

i'm a musiciain who will be recording demos on an m1 and am torn between the 65, 95 and 125 minute sony brand pro dat plus.  i need them to sound as good as posible as much of it will be used in the studio, so my question is, what is the difference in reliability and tape thickness between these three lengths of dat?  should i go even shorter for maximum reliability?  

are there other blank dat brands i should be looking into?

i need to buy the dats today so any help is H U G E L Y appreciated.

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Re:dat tape length question (!!)
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2004, 01:03:30 PM »
125 minute tapes will work fine and shouldn't cause you any issues....
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Re:dat tape length question (!!)
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2004, 01:55:02 PM »
cool, i was panning on either getting 65 or 95 minutes, just because tape length isn't an issue for me anyway.  do 125 minute dats have thinner tape than the 95's or 65's?  i heard at some point the tape gets thinner and want to stay on the other side of that.,...
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Re:dat tape length question (!!)
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2004, 01:58:24 PM »
as long as you stay away from the DDS grade and stick with the audio grade you shouldnt run into issues

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Re:dat tape length question (!!)
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2004, 02:19:51 PM »
cool
thanks for your help
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Re:dat tape length question (!!)
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2004, 06:49:13 PM »
as long as you stay away from the DDS grade and stick with the audio grade you shouldnt run into issues

hey now...them fightin' words!!  

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Re:dat tape length question (!!)
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2004, 07:10:43 PM »
as long as you stay away from the DDS grade and stick with the audio grade you shouldnt run into issues

Hmmm, i've been using the DDS grade tapes with my M1 and tascam da20 deck, i know i've read the pro's and con's re: dds tapes.  Think i should avoid the dds grade totally?
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Re:dat tape length question (!!)
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2004, 07:20:14 PM »
if you are recording demos, why do you need 125 minute tapes?

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Re:dat tape length question (!!)
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2004, 07:20:37 PM »
hey now...them fightin' words!!  

:)

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I use DDS exclusively...Sonys at that...always have...but with regards to the posters question, he was asking whether Audio grade DATs were thinner, and the answer is no...unlike the DDS grade....dont read too much into my statement

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Re:dat tape length question (!!)
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2004, 07:51:46 PM »
hey now...them fightin' words!!  

:)

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I use DDS exclusively...Sonys at that...always have...but with regards to the posters question, he was asking whether Audio grade DATs were thinner, and the answer is no...unlike the DDS grade....dont read too much into my statement


ng, i was only joshin' ya.   ;D

i use both DDS and DAT tapes and haven't had any problems with either.  they're all good, IMO.

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