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Reel-to-reel tape recorder.

A tape recorder, tape deck, reel-to-reel tape deck], cassette deck or tape machine is an audio storage device that records and plays back sound using magnetic tape, either wound on a reel or in a cassette, for storage. It records a fluctuating signal by moving the tape across a tape head that polarizes the magnetic domains in the tape in proportion to the audio signal.

Ethical issues

Explaining clearly the purpose, limits of use, proposed storage and disposal

Use of tape recorders in language studies

Use of tape recorders in the classroom

Use of tape recorders in clinical settings

As a means of providing feedback to clients

As an aid to supervision

See also

Videotape recorders