Equipment information

Automated Processes Inc. MagicLink 200 Mixer
Manufacturer
Automated Processes Inc.
Model MagicLink 200
Date 1973
Category Professional music equipment
Group Mixer
Description Synchronizer
Information
                                    MagLink is a completely new approach to fast, efficient tape
synchronizing, position logging and editing. Through
the use of a unique timing code system, videotape,
multitrack audio, and magnetic film machines may now be
locked in synchronism, offset, or stopped and started at
preset positions with an accuracy not formerly attainable. A
master and any number and any type of slave machines may be
controlled by MagLink and will remain synchronized even in
REWIND and FAST FORWARD modes.

MagLink acts as a precise "electronic sprocket" coupled
to an accurate programmable footage counter which links
and controls any number and any type of tape machines.
This is accomplished by means of the MagLink position
code which can be recorded on one track of each tape
during the original session or applied later during the mix
ing or editing process. A MagLink code Converter is avail
able to accommodate SMPTE coded tapes. A separate
code generator can be used for recording at remote
locations. The various modes of operation and their functions
are discussed below.

SYNCHRONIZATION
Synchronization can occur between a master tape machine
and up to six slave machines per Model 200 assembly.
When the AUTO/MANUAL switch is set to AUTO, all
slaves will automatically assume the same stationary
position as the master, regardless of where they were, and
will remain stationary until the master tape machine is set
in motion.
When this happens, all slaves stay locked to the master,
whether it is in the PLAY or RECORD mode, or in the FAST
FORWARD or REWIND mode.
In the latter two modes, synchronization will be maintained
regardless of the speed of the machines, and in
the case of most machines available today, regardless of
whether or not the tape is lifted away from the heads. Bear
in mind that no modifications to the tape machines are
required. However, connections to the remote motion controls
are necessary. This is a simple process and data is
provided. These connections are required for the master
and the slaves. Additionally, connections are made to the
drive motor of each slave.

These manuals are available for the above equipment:

Manual Type Datasheet API-9677-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Pages 6
Size 2.14 Mbytes (2247160 Bytes)
Language english
Revision
Manual-ID/Number
Date 01 January 1973
Quality Electronic document, no scan, very well readable.
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Downloads 171 since 15 October 2017
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API-9677-Manual-Page-1-Picture


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