Why is it necessary for analog tapes to be stored "tails out?"
To prevent windows in the wind
To force tape to be rewound before use
To make print-through less audible
To reduce tape wear
Select one advantage of using a higher tape speed, such as 30 ips.
Better low-frequency response
A warmer sound
Better high frequency response
Reduced tape hiss
Which of the following is NOT normally adjusted during routine tape machine calibration?
Why are bass guitar and SMPTE timecode almost always recorded on edge tracks (lowest and highest numbered tracks)?
So that they only bleed onto one adjacent track, not two
Because the bass response is better there
To prevent "flagging"
Because they are the strongest signals
What's the purpose of bias when recording to analog tape?
Reduce print-through effects
Improve high-frequency reproduction
Reduce tape hiss and noise
Compensate for the non-linear response of magnetic tape
"Sync" or "Sel-Rep" mode, when selected on a track that isn't armed, causes what to occur?
Selects that track for timecode reproduction
Causes audio to be reproduced via that track's record head
Enables the repro head for that track
Disables the erase head for that track
Which of the following is NOT important information about a calibration tape?
A reference fluxivity of 250 nanoWebers per meter is generally referred to as:
Which of the following tasks should NOT be performed before loading the calibration tape on the machine?
Disarm and safe all tracks
Head azimuth adjustment
Head and tape path cleaning
A desirable effect of driving analog tape into the region of saturation is:
Improved high-frequency response