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Pianocorder Cassette Player Maintenance
By Tom Lear

George Bogatko asked:

> Out of curiosity, is the tape an old tape?  Cassette tape, like
> any other magnetic media, suffers data loss over time.

While this can be a problem with any cassette tapes, due to poor
handling and storage, I have not experienced it.  I have old original
Pianocorder tapes, newly created tapes and I also utilize direct play
from the computer using a CD adapter in the Pianocorder cassette deck.
Because this particular problem was high resistance in the
record/playback switch, it affected all of these systems.

> Has the information from these tapes been converted to something more
> stable?  I would hate to think that we are faced with yet another
> mechanical control media that is failing and not being preserved.

Not to worry; virtually the entire Pianocorder Library has been
transferred to Midi and cleaned up as needed, by a computer genius who
shall remain nameless at this time.  (Not me).

Tom Lear
San Francisco, Ca.

(Message sent Sun 7 Jan 2001, 06:38:16 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Cassette, Maintenance, Pianocorder, Player

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