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Overdriving Tape Heads - Ghostly LF Harmonics?
« on: January 31, 2006, 12:03:05 AM »
Does anyone know where I can get a good thorough analysis of tape distortion?

During my brief stay at GVSU, we read a text that said that there are certain low frequency harmonics that will show up soon after overdriving  tape heads. These LF harmonics somehow corresponded to both the amount of clipping and also the HF content at the time of clipping. Or something like that.

Haven't seen those notes around in a few years, I'd love to refresh on the subject.
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pucho812

Overdriving Tape Heads - Ghostly LF Harmonics?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006, 10:42:10 AM »
here is an AES paper  on even order harmonic distortion in tape recording..

http://www.aes.org/aeshc/docs/3mtape/soundtalk/soundtalkbull03.pdf

JFR magnetics info here(lot of info)
http://www.jrfmagnetics.com/tapeheadintro.html

hope that helps some...
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