Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Sep 2, 2018
- Harrow, UK
If you looking for, say, 1 revolution of delay at 33rpm, you need about 1" delay, give or take. Running at 15ips, that's a lot of extra tape to manage on your deck plate. The last generation of tape transports went to some extraordinary lengths to minimize the problem of scrape-flutter, a problem that, broadly, increases with the length of the tape path.I wonder why they went digital instead of just using a different playback head.
What this comes down to is the need for a highly customized transport if you are looking for the ability to delay by more than a few hundred mS. The right solution was to use the best possible transport (i.e. the shortest possible tape path) in conjunction with the new-fangled digital delay.