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The installation of Reel to Reel 2006 © is typically done by just copying the database file and the help file to a common folder on your hard disk. Eventually necessary Microsoft ® Access software settings described on the right below depend on the version and initial installation of Microsoft ® Access™ on your computer.



Studer & Revox Issues

Studer A810

Nothing is perfect, and so wasn't my A810. The fast forward and rewind spooling speed has dropped just too much always within the last third of the tape winding process, which after a while became quite annoying.
Re-adjustment of the tape tension force on the left hand sensor made my A810 to spool again as fast as per original specifications and subjectively it appears also much more vivid.


Studer A710 Cassette Deck

I've never found out what exactly makes the mechanical difference between Type II and IV cassette tapes (except a Type IV tape may be a bit stiffer), but for some time my A710 has damaged some of my expensive Type IV metal cassettes. Metal tapes just slipped out of the metallic guide slot that is fixed on the erase head.

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Re-adjustment of the pressure of the left- and right-hand pinch roller made the tape transport almost perfect, and finally I could enjoy the great sound of my TDK MA-XG metal cassettes.


Studer A727 CD Player

The rich and detailed sound of the A727 is simply outstanding. It produces an amazing soundstage of all subtle nuances a CD has got with great transparency. Subjectively I compare the sound of the A727 with that of a very good turn table, but the handling accomplished by the advantages of a professional studio player.


Revox B77 MK II High Speed

No need to waste many words, the B77 is a fantastic semi-pro tape recorder. When properly aligned and adjusted it can take on the best professional machines, or comes at least quite close to them.

Revox B760 FM Tuner



The B760 has the good feel of rock-solid professional equipment. To listen radio is one thing, to listen from a B760 completely another. After so many years the Revox B760 is still among the very best Tuners one can get - thank you Mr. Studer.




System requirements & Setup


Hardware: Personal Computer (PC, or Mac with virtual Windows machine on Parallels Desktop / Boot Camp)
Operating System: Windows ® 7 or Windows ® 8.1
Software: Microsoft ® Access 2007 (incl. Office 2007 SP1), Access 2010, 2013, 2016, or Access 2007™ Runtime


Reel to Reel 2006 © is a database initially developed by using earlier versions of Microsoft ® Access in the mdb file format for Access 97 and Access 2003). By the time it has evolved it was converted into Access "accdb" file format and modified in order to run on this software version. It is important that the database file version of Reel to Reel 2006 corresponds to your Microsoft Access software version. Earlier file versions of Reel to Reel 2006 © are no longer supported; the current version is "Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb".
If you want to convert the Reel to Reel 2006 © database into a more recent Microsoft ® Access™ file format you will find help on the Microsoft website. Before you convert Reel to Reel 2006 © into a more recent version of Access, consider that some functionality of the database may be lost. Therefore, always give the converted file a new name and retain a backup of the Reel to Reel 2006 © database file in the initial version that you have downloaded or used before.

Successful software tests:

Database - Operating System - Software Combinations
Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb Windows XP Home Edition Access 2007 (incl. SP1)
Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb Windows XP Home Edition Access 2007 Runtime
Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb Windows Vista Home Premium Access 2007 (incl. SP1)
Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb Windows 7 Professional Access 2007 (incl. SP1)
Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb Windows 7 Professional Access 2016
Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb Windows 7 Professional Access 2007 Runtime
Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb Windows 8.1 Professional Access 2007 (incl. SP1)



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Microsoft ® Access™ software setup

a) Access 2007 Runtime:
(Do not install Access 2007 Runtime if another Microsoft Access software version is installed on your computer.)

Download Access 2007 Runtime for free from the Microsoft Access website, and install on your computer. You won't see any program shortcuts after the installation, that means you can start Access 2007 Runtime only by a database application such as Reel to Reel 2006 ©. Copy Reel to Reel 2006 and the help file "Reel to Reel 2006 Help.chm" into the same folder on your computer, and double-click to start using Reel to Reel 2006 © database with Access 2007 Runtime.

Optional User Password:
Access Runtime does not have a user interface or menu by which you could open the database in exclusive mode, which is required in case you want to set a user password in Reel to Reel 2006. To open the database in exclusive mode for setting a user password you can use a command-line switch in Windows "execute...", for example like those below :

"C:\Programme\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSACCESS.EXE" /excl "C:\Programme\Reel to Reel\Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb"
or
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSACCESS.EXE" /excl "C:\Program Files\Reel to Reel\Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb"

In this command-line modify the file path of "MSACCESS.EXE" and "Reel to Reel 2006 V2007.accdb" according to the installation of your computer. You can also create a shortcut with such command line and save on your desktop. If you do not need a user password you can just double click the database file to open Reel to Reel 2006 in non-exclusive mode.

b) Access 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 (licensed):

Should you use the licensed Access 2007 software please make sure you have the Microsoft Office Service Pack 1 (SP1) or a later Office 2007 Service Pack installed on your computer. Copy "Reel to Reel 2006" and the help file "Reel to Reel 2006 Help.chm" into the same folder on your computer, and double-click to start Reel to Reel 2006.
Open one of the forms “Record Archives”, “Open Reel Tape Recordings” or “Audio Cassette Recordings”. On the “File” menu click “Microsoft Access Setup”, a dialog form with instructions will open. Verify and, if necessary, adapt the settings in Access 2007 "Options" regarding macro security (set to "open all macros") and action queries (set that no confirmation of action queries is required).
If Access displays a security dialog (untrusted file) when you start the database you can ignore it and confirm to continue. However, you can avoid this by setting up a trusted database location in Access "Options / Trust Center" and register the folder, in which you have saved the Reel to Reel 2006 database, as a trusted location. For setting up a user password you must open the database in exclusive mode.



You may also download a detailed Installation Guide in PDF format, or read up on all details concerning the installation of the database in the Reel to Reel 2006 © Help Center (chm help file). If you can't view the topics in the Reel to Reel 2006 © Help Center read this for assistance ...


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