I’ve been meaning to update and post an article of mine on tape recorder alignment since this is something that seems to get asked about more often now that people are digging recorders out of the closet to “warm up” a digital recording. That update has been on the back burner for a long time. I recently ran across this article that says it all, very completely, and very well. It seems to be an English version of part of a training manual for a German news organization. I don’t plan to get into the habit of posting others’ work here, but this one’s really worth a read if you’re interested in how recorders work and how to adjust them. There’s a local copy here in the Technical Articles section here for safekeeping, or you can jump to the original source at DW-World as long as it’s there.