Most, if not all, audio DAT machines have a digital output, which when coupled
with the proper computer hardware/software (Digidesign
Sonic ) will allow you to capture the audio from the DAT
without "Digital->Analog->Digital" conversion.

I would try to contact a local audio mixing facility which should have the
equipment and the expertise to help you.

-- Shawn Sterling
   Tom's Easy Way Film Service

> If you are talking Audio DAT, then no, Retrospect would have no way
> of knowing how to read that format.  However, a standard Audio DAT
> player would be able to play the DAT tapes into a Mac, and digitize
> it.  However that would be a Digital->Analog->Digital conversion.
> However, if the DAT tape contains data (mp3 files) backed-up
> retrospect will be able to restore those files and toast can burn
> those files to cdrom.
> ..Greg
> At 1:46 AM -0700 1/28/00, Robin Bateman wrote:
>>Hi All I know this is OT but who else knows tons about DAT?
>>I have a client with a load of DAT audio which they want to get off onto CD
>>I know the latest version of Toast will get audio from a variety of sources
>>(Vinyl etc) but I don't think it will get audio off DAT
>>Does anyone know of sw which will get audio data off DAT to then MP3 or burn
>>to CD (Mac based)

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