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    The old test tone at the beginning of cassette??


    Does anyone remember the series of beeps that you used to get t the beginning and the end of tapes? Im searching everywhere for it on google but I cant seem to find it anywhere? it seemed simple enough.. sad Can someone help out? Thanks in advance!!

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    if you have Pro Tools, just use the signal generator plugin in the audiosuite menu and process 3 tones, 1000 hz, 100 hz, 10 000 hz , at -20 db or whatever your calibration unit is for 30 secondes each and you will have it

    good luck!

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    I have no idea and i know what you're talking about - could you just maybe help me - im new to all this - can you download one of these sounds onto your mobile ? i like the old style ringer and when i hit download it just plays the sound but doesn't seem to save it anywhere. Im beginning to get a wee bit frustrated. Please help ! :cry:

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    hmm... i tried to do it for you... but are you sure, martypinso, that 1000 hz, 100 hz, 10 000 hz are the right frequences?? And EACH one for 30 seconds? The result sounds very strange! wink
    Lawishus, can you give a more datailed description of that sound so that I can reproduce it for you?

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    maybe I don't understand what you want but, are you talking about the different tones at the beginning of a tape that we used to adjust the playback heads on if so they should be played one after the other, my first answer is right and yes I am sure these are the rights frequencies...

    martyP

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    I think you are refering to the tones that were sometimes placed at the beginning of cassette tapes. It's been a long time since I've heard this, but in my minds ear I imagine it as a series of about 6 to 8 tones, each running about 1/4 second and each increasing in pitch by an octave.

    It would make sense that the tones would something like 100Hz, 200 Hz, 500 Hz, 1KHz, 2KHz, 4KHz, 8kHz. (I know 200-500 is more than an octave, but 500 is a nice number).

    A quick experiment seems like this could be it. I'll try to upload it later today when I have some free time.

    -Richard

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    Alhough I am dating myself by saying this, I want to remember a sound that was for dolby calibration or something but I cannot recall placing it on any commercial tapes released in the US during 1979 and .. when they stopped making cassettes... it seems familar but I cannot say I honestly had a cassette with that sound...

    I found this:

    "A few top cassette recorders (the Revox and several Nakamichis)
    automatically align to a particular tape by recording test
    tones and then setting their own equalization."

    here:

    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/AudioFAQ/part7/

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    I put up a sound called cassette tones, or something like that. Once it gets through moderation, you can check it out and see if it resembles what you were thinking of.

    -Richard

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    Hi Guys! woah, back here in 3 days and I get all these replys, the internet is a wonderful resource!!!

    RHumphries you are very close!! thank you for taking your own time out and creating that sample! I am checking old tapes at home in the hope to find the exact series of beeps that is plaguing my mind at the moment, from memory, I think it was seven tones (not sure!), and at a faster rate. Im fairly sure this was a standard test tone, could it be a dolby test tone?

    I remember very vaguely that at the end of the tape (side b) the reverse of these tones would sound. Although i remember as a kid thinking I much prefer the sound of the beginning!

    All this because I figure it would make an ultra cool ring tone/msg alert! ( well cool to me anyway!)

    I will keep you guys posted, still going through the tapes, hopefully I am not the only one in the world that enjoys this series of very basic synth sounds that I thought the world of as a kid! "woah computer generated sounds" I thought!

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    my dad was chatting about the sound he has on an lp, but we don;'t have a record player, otherwise i would copy it. if you have try ebay, they are a couple of quid i think!

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    I'm uploading one called "Hertz ride" which is what I think you are looking for.

    "ins Schwarze treffen" http://www.texasradiotheatre.com
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    Freg Man Thank you so much, THAT IS THE SOUND!!!!!

    I went through my tapes today before coming on here and I also found it on the tape!, this is fantstic!

    Im not crazy after all , the sound exists!!

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    Hey guy's!

    As promised I have uploaded the sound that is heard at the beginning of certain tapes...this is not a reproduction but a recording, sorry about the quality!

    So look at my uploads list

    Thanks again!

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