Overview A micro cassette is a small audio cassette that was commonly used in answering machines, dictation machines, and small format audio recorders.
We have a Sony Micro Cassette-corder M-601. The unit is capable of playing in 2 speeds, 1.2 or 2.4 cm/sec (or 15/16 or 15/32 ips). The recording is 2 track, 1 channel, monoaural.
DO NOT TOUCH THE PAUSE BUTTON - the pause button gets stuck and will not come back up without taking the unit apart.
The M-601 is packed in it's original box on the shelf.
- Unpack the unit.
- Check the m-601 batteries, push PLAY to activate the battery indicator.
- Plug the stereo (or mono/either or) phone cable (M-M) into the earphone jack on the side of the unit.
- Plug the other end of the mono/stereo-phono cable into the Echo patch box with a MONO jack only - ISSUES ARISE when this is inadvertently swapped with a STEREO JACK. Use analogue input 7 ON THE ECHO (LAYLA).... the same input that was used for the Super8 audio input whence we digitized Super8 audio separately. This set-up can then be tested by simply pulling the stereo/mono plug from the Micro deck.
- On MUSIC open the Micro-Mono-Anolog7 audio veg file and setup the folder to record into.
- Test the tape, ie. this can be done by simply pulling the stereo plug from the machine.
- Rewind tape and record.