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Studer a800 users ....15´ or 30´
Old 5th September 2013
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Studer a800 users ....15´ or 30´

Interesting to hear which speed you record at and why.
15`is mostly used here ....
Old 5th September 2013
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Sorta doesn't matter what kind of tape machine it is... it really depends on the source material and what you are going for.

Rock.... 15 is probably going to be ok. Classical, soft, airy flutes, probably not gonna be happy at 15.
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Sorta doesn't matter what kind of tape machine it is... it really depends on the source material and what you are going for.

Rock.... 15 is probably going to be ok. Classical, soft, airy flutes, probably not gonna be happy at 15.
I agree, but it should be noted that the OP is in Europe and probably using CCIR EQ curve at 15ips which is much quieter than the NAB curve most often used here in the states.
Old 6th September 2013
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I agree, but it should be noted that the OP is in Europe and probably using CCIR EQ curve at 15ips which is much quieter than the NAB curve most often used here in the states.
15IPS at CCIR. Much better than 30 or 15 at NAB. At 30, i'd rather use Pro Tools honestly. It doesn't sound like tape to me. It's too tight. Even though it is tape. I use mine at 30 almost always. Unless it's a pop gig, and they want tape.

But hit your CCIR button if you calibrate it for that! Make sure you do that. CCIR offers a nicer/quieter top and a tighter bottom. Not as boomy as NAB.
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There is no such thing as NAB at 30. 15 ips CCIR is close to 30 at AES, curve wise.

I used CCIR at the end of my tenure with my 800. I also used it on my ATR 1/2" but ran into problems with some mastering guys and went back to NAB for my 1/2" machine. Definitely a bigger deal on a multi track.
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