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Re: Alesis ADAT Record Help Needed

Postby James Perrett » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:06 pm

Just a quick point - the machine in the video is an XT20 - not an LX20. However, the displays and operation are very similar between the two machines.
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Re: Alesis ADAT Record Help Needed

Postby Tim Gillett » Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:06 pm

A small point which may or may not be relevent: sometimes with recorders it's necessary to press and hold down the record button, then press the play button with the record button still held down. If not, it may go into play mode, not record.
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Re: Alesis ADAT Record Help Needed

Postby pr660 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:05 pm

A previously recorded tape was inserted to play and although the counter is advancing, there is no activity in the track meters. Play button remains blinking during this action.

WHEN POWERING ON TODAY I get a message: no go od tc
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Re: Alesis ADAT Record Help Needed

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:31 pm

According to the manual, that error message means:

no 9ood tc


The XT20 is reading control track pulses, but no helical scan time code. Usually, a video tape has been inserted into the XT20. Format the tape in the ADAT format.

NOTE: “No good tc” will also appear if you insert a Type II (20-bit) tape into an older, Type I-only machine. Make a 16-bit clone of any 20-bit tapes for use in older-generation machines.
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