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Re: head tones

AntlerProd at aol.com on 9/30/98 3:21 PM wrote:

>A statement was made that "On a D1 tape, the reference level is -20 Dbu."  
>reference level on a D1, and most other digital formats, is -20dB below
>digital clipping.  On most machines this relates to an actual output level of

The level you describe is best referred to as:

-20 dBFS (FS = full scale, ie: largest possible value [clipping, if you 
wish to call it that])

Tapes should be marked with as much info as possible including tone 
freq., its level, time code flavor, sample rate, and timing reference 

regards, jrm

    John McDaniel  <johnmcd at one.net>
 Sonic Arts Digital Audio Services, Inc.

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