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DAT file format

DescriptionDAT (Digital Audio Tape) is a magnetic tape format used for storing digital audio data. It's a high-quality digital audio format that allows for high-resolution audio recording and playback with minimal loss in sound quality. DAT tapes are reliable, durable, and can store a large amount of data, making them ideal for recording multiple tracks and complex audio mixes. They are compatible with a wide range of professional audio equipment, making them a popular choice for recording studios and live sound applications.
Technical detailsDAT is a linear recording format, meaning that audio data is recorded sequentially onto the tape. DAT tapes are available in two different sizes, 60 and 120 minutes, and can record audio at sampling rates of 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 48 kHz with a 16-bit resolution. The tapes are read and written by a rotating head that magnetically records the audio signals onto the tape.