This one is perfect with no perceptable wear to the tape path. Due, in part, to its magnificent design and construction. It's a play-only 3.75 & 7.5 ips deck with a 4trk and 2trk reproduce heads, built-in vari-pitch, high-quality headphone amplifier and LED level meters. It's also a great performer that took top honors in almost every contemporary review. Plus it includes a remote control for transport functions. The tapes were re-played on an Ampex ATR- 102 fitted with custom extended bass response playback heads.This album was cut from a high-resolution digital transfer from the ¼” analogue masters.Half-speed mastering is a vinyl cutting technique where the source is played back at half its normal speed while the turntable on the vinyl cutting lathe also runs at half-speed (16 2/3 to be precise).Everything plays back as normal on your turntable at home.Only minimal sympathetic equalisation was applied to the transfer to keep everything as pure as possible.Also, as this was an analogue, vinyl only high quality release, I did not apply any digital limiting.
This information and more is now available over at the u Discover Music store.When these releases were first posted on Universal’s Udiscover store there was much talk of ‘artisan processes’ and going back to ‘original master tapes’.An eyebrow or two was raised here at SDE at the possibility that a new remastering of The Rolling Stones’ had been created from the original tapes, so we asked Universal to clarify the sources for each album on the release schedule.The tapes were re-played on an Ampex ATR-102 fitted with custom extended bass response playback heads.This album was cut from a high-resolution digital transfer from the original ½” analogue masters.