DESCRIBE AND IDENTIFY THE THREE MAIN FUNCTIONS AND
THE THREE MAIN SECTIONS OF AUDIO TAPE RECORDERS AND
THE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR PROPER OPERATIONS
Describe and identify the three main functions and the three main sections of audio tape recorders and
the maintenance procedures required for proper operations.
Given information and illustrations about terms relating to the three main functions and three main
sections of an audio tape recorder and maintenance procedures required for proper operations.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by correctly responding to 80% of the
multiple-choice test relating to terms about the three main functions and the three main sections of an
audio tape recorder and the maintenance procedures required for proper operation.
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE AND IDENTIFY THE THREE MAIN FUNCTIONS AND THREE MAIN SECTIONS OF
AN AUDIO TAPE RECORDER
Audio tape recorders. Perhaps you own a home tape recorder and have performed minor
maintenance on it. In this section you are concerned with audio tape machines as they apply to TV
production. You will notice that the terms "audio tape recorders" and "audio tape machines" are used
interchangeably in this material. In the audio tape recording field, there is a difference in the tape player
and tape recorder. A tape player can combine the three functions of erasing, recording, and playing back
audio frequencies, the same as a home variety tape recorder. A tape recorder is usually limited to the
erasing and recording of audio frequencies.
Audio Tape Machine. For our discussion, we have divided the audio tape machine into three
main sections: transport mechanism, heads, and electronics. In the following discussion you will find
variations in the functions of each