digital audio tape


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digital audio tape

n
(Electrical Engineering) magnetic tape on which sound is recorded digitally, giving high-fidelity reproduction. Abbreviation: DAT
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Both of them are doctors' sons, and as part of their quest for good vibrations, they set up digital audio tape recorders in clinics and operating rooms and sampled the sounds of surgery--after dealing with patient confidentiality issues, of course.
Both are doctors' sons, and as part of their quest for good vibrations, they set up digital audio tape recorders in clinics and operating rooms where they sampled the sounds of surgery--after taking the necessary precautions regarding patient confidentiality issues, of course.
The odds of retrieving usable audio from a 40-year-old, 1/4-inch analog magnetic tape are sometimes far higher than for a digital audio tape only a few years old and stored under suboptimal conditions.
In recent years, companies have touted a range of products including Sony's MiniDisc, Philips' Digital Compact Cassette and Digital Audio Tape.
MUSIC MACHINE: For music hobbyists and would-be recording stars, Los Angeles-based Fostex Corporation of America has released a universal compact disc recorder that can take input from cassettes, hard disks, minidiscs and digital audio tape, and turn it into genuine, playable compact discs.
But the argument as to whether Minidisc or Digital Audio Tape will replace the compact disc may become as irrelevant as eight-track cartridges as the Internet begins to deliver high-speed audio into your home PC, via the phone.

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