Originally Posted by Virgo Thing
Tape is dead, isn't it?
Originally Posted by Pasta of Muppet
What is the benefit in recording to tape, then transferring that to digital?
As opposed to recording straight to digital?
The waveforms are shaped differently. I bounce a lot of stuff back and forth from tape to digital to tape and am learning the limitations. Tape to digital sounds okay but have to be careful with digital back to tape. Clipping and such. And Digital clipping sounds like hell whereas tape clipping ("in the red") just adds compression, which can be cool. The former just adds annoying cracks and pops.
This conversation reminds me that I need to get my ass in gear about replacing the dubbing heads on my reel-to-reel.