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Old 09-05-2006, 11:01 PM   #5
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Redmond, WA
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I pulled some tracks off an old 8 track reel-to-reel tape into my computer via a two-input interface and got pretty good results syncing them up.

Here is what I did.

1) Tracks 1 and 2 were stereo drums, so pulled those in together as a stereo WAV in my first pass through the tape.

2) Then I rewound and pulled in Tracks 1 and 3 as a stereo WAV.

3) Then I repeated step 2, with tracks 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8.

4) Using the left channel of each stereo WAV (Track 1, Drums left) as a visual guide, I was able to sync up all tracks manually with a few minor edits.

5) Then I switch to "right-channel-only" for tracks 3-8 in my DAW, Sony Vegas.

It was a bit of work, but it went smoothly. You could not do this if there is much bleed between tracks or the tracks were not tracked individually, due to phasing issues.


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