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Old 01-08-2019, 07:49 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by ashcat_lt View Post
I'm pretty sure that every tape machine I've ever had needed a track to be armed in order to actually monitor through it. I know that's how my hard disk recorders have worked. Pretty sure the ADATs were the same, and the 4 tracks before that.

Course, those were usually connected to a mixer where I could choose to hear either the input or the tape output (or both) so it wasn't issue.
Yep, my Teac A3440 and Adat XT worked exact the same way.
Besides, why would you want to monitor something when you are not going to record? That's the whole point of monitoring: checking the amount of signal so your recording is as hot as possible.
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