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Shaping Sound in the Studio and Beyond: Audio Aesthetics and Technology by Gary Gottlieb

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Methodology of Simple Edits

The method employed to edit tape, in its simplest form, involves cutting a piece of tape out and rejoining the loose ends. Although this sounds fairly simple, there are some guidelines that the audio professional must follow to ensure that the edit will be inaudible and that maximum quality is retained on the tape at all times.

First of all, clean the heads of the machine (see Figure 8.2).

Figure 8.2. A typical tape path. When cleaning tape heads with isopropyl alcohol, also clean all metal guides and rollers in the tape path, along with the capstan. Based on an original diagram courtesy of Otari.

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