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Tablature : Pictograms which represent fingering positions on a string fretboard.
tach : See tach pulse.
tach pulse : A signal generated by the tachometer roller of an audio or video transport, one or more times per rotation. Because the tach roller is in contact with the tape in fast-wind modes as well as play or record mode, it can be used to get approximate tape location data when SMPTE timecode data cannot be read. Tach pulses sent by various decks to the synchronizer allow it to stop each deck near the SMPTE timecode designated by the engineer. Once in play or record modes, the decks will again interlock via the SMPTE timecode data. Tach pulses do not include location information, only speed and direction. Tach pulse is the mechanical, or analog, equivalent of word clock. See also bi-phase/tach."
tail : (1) Additional information which follows a block of data either on disk or for the purpose of data transfer between devices. The tail usually serves as a full stop to the data that precedes it. Commonly encountered in MIDI System-Exclusive transfers. For example, in Yamaha System-Exclusive transfers, the last two bytes are tail information in the form of an ECC and an EOX status byte. (2) The end of a reel of tape or film.
tail-out : See spiral.
tails-out : See heads-out.
take : A term meaning a single, continuous recording. This may be of a complete work, but is more often a short section. The EDL is comprised of selected takes in their final order.
take sheet : A sheet of paper on which the engineer makes notes about each take as it is recorded, such as complete or incomplete, good or n.g., which sections of the take are usable, etc.
take-up motor : On a tape recorder, the motor that applies take-up tension to the tape. This motor also powers the fast-forward mode.
take-up reel : The reel onto which tape is wound after it passes from the feed reel over the audio or video heads.
talkback : A facility on a mixer which sends signal from the control room to the recording area, allowing an engineer or other studio personnel to talk over headphones or a loudspeaker to give instructions, identify takes, etc. A microphone on the console is normally routed directly into the studio amp and monitors, while a relay mutes or attenuates the volume of the control room monitors to prevent feedback.
tangency : The parameter of tape-head alignment that determines the geometric relationship between the plane passing through the head gap and the tape passing over the gap. Ideally this plane would be exactly perpendicular to the plane that is tangential to the tape passing the gap. Misadjustment of tangency will cause uneven head wear on both sides of the gap.
tap : In a digital delay, a point in the circuit after one or more delay stages at which the delayed input signal can be patched-out and routed to another destination.
tape : (1) (noun)(noun) Recording medium consisting of a magnetic coating applied to a plastic substrate. See magnetic recording tape. (2) (verb)(verb) To record music or other program material, whether or not the recording is actually written to magnetic tape, for storage, editing, and/or playback. (3) Another name for the tape recorder operating mode normally called repro.
tape bias : See bias.
tape counter : A mechanical or electronic display of the relative amount of tape that has passed through the transport system of a tape recorder. In professional systems using some kind of timecodetimecode, it may also show the absolute time value recorded at any given point on the tape.
tape delay : The original delay lines were made by using a three-head tape recorder to record a signal while playing it back on the same machine. : The distance between the record and replay heads causes a time delay which varies with tape speed; this technique is called tape delay. If some of the replay signal was mixed with the direct signal, a pseudo-reverb could be created. The record-replay idea was further developed with specific machines which used tape loops and multiple replay heads and the ability to adjust the contribution and feedback of each head. These machines were replaced with DDLs.
tape echo : An early method of producing echo effects by means of a tape loop. See loop(2).
tape head : The transducer used in a magnetic recording tape machine to create patterns in the magnetic surface of the tape during the recording process, or conversely, to read the patterns on playback. See magnetic recording tape.
tape hiss : Noise that is characteristic of analog magnetic recording tape, produced by the random fluctuations in the positioning of magnetic particles along the tape, and heard as a low-level hiss during playback. The noise, although broadband, is most noticeable in the high frequencies. See Barkhausen effect, Dolby noise e reduction, grain(2).
tape loop : See loop(2).
tape pack : The smoothness with which magnetic recording tape is wound onto the hub of a reel, or simply, "the pack.
tape recording. gap width : See gap.
tape returns : Mixer inputs that typically come from a multitrack tape recorder. They are different from common line inputs in that they are typically switchable between monitor and mixdown functions, depending on whether or not the recorder is recording, or the mixer is mixing.
tape speed : Professional equipment records at standard speeds of 30ips (76cps), 15ips (38cps), or 71/2 1/2ips (19cps). Consumer recorders run at 11/2 7/8ips (4.75cps). Faster tape speeds mean higher-quality recording as the signal has more tape area onto which to be recorded."
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