DAT-heads Digest #144
Re: DAT-heads Digest #143 / Advice on archiving DATs (acffh)
ISO: Bruce Springsteen DATs (Antonino Giannetto)
ANy Tracy Chapman Traders ("tchapman livetrade")
Dylan at Bonaroo WTD (dolphin smile)
FS: entire rig (second attempt) ("Matt Shudtz")
From: acffh <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: DAT-heads Digest #143 / Advice on archiving DATs
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:23:29 -0500
the problem with streaming media such as DAT is data loss and lack of
effective enough error correction over the long term. Computer backup
is becoming more inexpensive and widely compatible. I would consider
transferring files losslessly from your DAT's digital outputs right
into a computer, and ultimately make either SHN or FLAC files. check
out http://www.etree.org for info about these file formats, but the
main thing is that they are verifiable. Once a DAT is broken into
tracks, each track can have a checksum result in a small text file, so
when you come back to it days or years later you can easily see that
the files are complete.
Personally, I go S/Pdif> Audiomedia III PCI card> Power Macintosh
G3/266 running Protools 4.1.1 under OS 9.2.2. Many people might
recommend Linux or Windows-based solutions, but I think a computer is
where you are going for stage one and you should use whatever operating
system you will be comfortable with.
Stage 2 is finding a medium on which to store this precious data.
The current options seem to be simply buying more hard drives, CD's and
DVD-R's. Someday memory cards may be bigger and cheaper, but for now
it's spinning discs, I think.
Hard drives may be put into a RAID array for reliability CD's are
Surely there are many paths. Good luck and post to the list if you
learn anything excessively useful!
> From: "Dr BA Styne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Advice on archiving DATs
> Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:11:23 +0100
> Hi all,
> I've been DATing since about '93. Want to archive my stuff now while
> heads are still good and mechanics working.
> Some of my dats were done at 48khz, some at 41, so I do not want to go
> anything lower than 48. This rules out CDR. Also want to avoid going
> another D/A A/D path. But, I do have COAX, and Opticals on my DATS.
> Have been looking at hard disk recorders and sound cards etc. Would
> all advice on a good solution that does not result in loss of quality.
From: Antonino Giannetto <email@example.com>
Subject: ISO: Bruce Springsteen DATs
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 11:40:50 +0200
I'm a long time Bruce Springsteen collector and I would like to trade DAT
and CD (Expecially Dat), I'm interested in EX recordings expecially from
1973-1988. Please send your list.
Thanks for your time
From: "tchapman livetrade" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ANy Tracy Chapman Traders
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 11:55:31 +0100
Looking for any Tracy Chapman trades. Particularly interested in Lilith
Fair sets I don't have. Can anybody help me out or point me in the right
Tracy Chapman Live Show Trade:
From: dolphin smile <email@example.com>
Subject: Dylan at Bonaroo WTD
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 06:07:14 -0700 (PDT)
Anyone have or will be getting the dylan set
let me know, i have much to trade
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From: "Matt Shudtz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: FS: entire rig (second attempt)
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 15:33:01 -0400
Because I got a bunch of requests for various pieces of my gear, I'm going
to offer all of the pieces separately. Prices listed below. Buyer pays shipping. Email me with
-Sony TCD-D8/Oade Digi I/O-A: including wall wart, owner's manual, and
pleather case for D8 and RCA(M)>RCA(M) cable with Oade splitter ($350)
--n.b.: 4 yrs. old, 158 recording hours, 94 playback hours; cleaned roughly every 25 hours with
cleaning tape; battery sled for D8 has solder residue from where I had once attached leads to a
D-cell battery pack; small hole carved into battery cover for leads to old D-cell pack; minor
scratches on corners
-Deneke AD-20/Zefiro Inbox: including RCA(M)>1/8" mono mini cable ($150)
-Audio-Technica AT-822 microphone: including XLR(F)>1/8" (M)stereo mini, XLR
(F)>2x 1/8" (M)mono mini, 2x XLR(M) > 1/8" (M)stereo mini, 2x1/8" (F)mono
mini>1/8" (M)stero mini connector, 1/8" (F)stereo mini>1/8"(F)stereo mini
-Tapes: 13x Sony DG60P, 5x Sony DG90P ($40)
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