Reply-To: "Mark Westling" <>
From: "Mark Westling" <>
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Subject: Re: Bach Lute Suite #4
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Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 18:09:49 GMT
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I own this tape recorder.  It's is a simple consumer-grade (i.e. not a
professional piece of recording gear) Marantz PMD-222 that cost me only
about $200 new some 10 years ago.  It DOES slow down the tape so one can
listen to the music (or in my case my mistakes... <s>) at up to half speed.

I'm not sure what this has to do with the issue being discussed as it
clearly slows down both the speed of the music AND it's pitch.


"Richard Yates" <> wrote in message
> Matanya Ophee wrote:
> >> When a tape moves across a _fixed and stationary_ head, the pitch it
> >> produces is directly related to tape speed. But when the head is not
> >> fixed, but rather _rotating_, the pitch and the tempo can be altered
> >> at will by modulating the head's rate of rotation _and_ the tape
> >> speed. Here is for example, a machine that was widely available in
> >> the 80s:
> >>
> >> Http://
> I still have no opinion about the question of how Parkening recorded.
> The ad cited clearly says (upper right hand corner): "...At half speed
> listen to the tune slowly and exactly one octave lower so you can pick out
> those fast licks." I see nothing in the ad to suggest that the machine can
> slow the tempo without lowering the pitch. (And the toll free number has
> only a recorded message!)
> Richard