Tuesday, 14 April 2015
BioAcoustica: Tape speed conversion table
Reel-to-reel (spool) tape machines operate at a number of standard speeds. This table can be used to provide playback speed multipliers for audio conversion software (such as sox) to correct for using a playback machine not capable of the correct speed. Such conversion will have effects on audio quality, so recording at an appropriate bit rate is essential.
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
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