Talk:Tarbell Cassette Interface
Tarbell standard used on flexi discs?
This external link was deleted from the article, and while it seems to be someone's blog and thus perhaps not a WP:Reliable source, I thought it was interesting enough to put here.
Seems the Tarbell standard was used to record music on flexi discs. With good sourcing, perhaps this can be added to the article. Kansas City standard already discusses flexi discs. --Wbm1058 (talk) 18:57, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
- The TARBEL system was an early computer standard for saving and reading computer information using audio cassette (or any other audio) tape. There were several computer systems that used the cassette interface, most with their own data encoding system. TARBEL was used by the Sinclair computer.
- Although outdated, there are apparently software emulators that can allow you the interpret and run TARBEL software. Some artists (Information Society, in particular) included a long (3-minute or so) song at the end of their cassette tape and quite a few people returned their copy for a "non-encoded" version so they didn't have to listen to how many minutes of (basically) FAX sounds.
Tarbell was making these cassette tape interfaces in 1976. I spent my free hours as a high school senior assembling kits in to finished controllers in my fathers shop. My father fine tuned the clock hardware on a breadboard before butting the parts in bags. They may have been produced as early as mid to late 1975 but I wasn't paying that much attention, I was happy to be making $25 a kit to build them and that was good money to a high school kid.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:bc4c:eff0:d984:761c:74c0:31f (talk • contribs) 07:47, 5 November 2013