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Magnetic Recording

Author: N.H. Crowhurst

Tape and wire recording

Tape and wire recording use a magnetic pattern corresponding to the audio, which is put onto a magnetic material that will hold it indefinitely. The additional track width on tape permits more magnetism to be put on it, giving a better discrimination of audio against background noise.

Part of getting a good recording depends on using a completely demagnetized tape. This is achieved by using an erase head, which the tape passes before it reaches the record head.

Last Update: 2010-11-03