Multitrack

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An audio tape recorder capable of handling more than two tracks of information separately, but generally applied to recorders which handle eight or more tracks. Otherwise, the recorder is called a two-track or four-track recorder. Also, the actual recording tape on which eight or more tracks are recorded. The tape is nonsprocketed and the recorder may be analog or digital. The most common analog format is 24-track, 2” tape; the digital market is shared between the DASH format, using either 24- or 48-tracktape or the ProDigital format which records 32 tracks on 1” tape. MEMs use video cassettes to record 8-12 tracks of audio, but up to 128 tracks can be simultaneously recorded by locking together multiple transports.

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