>I am looking for a recorder that records time and date on one channel while
>recording other stuff on the other channel.
Yes, they exist, but I don't know if they exist in small versions. :-)
They are used primarily by police departments, banks, financial
trading groups, etc. to log telephone calls. They normally use 1"
reel-to-reel tape, and have as many as 64 recording tracks. They keep
a running timecode display on the front panel which is continuosly
updated as the tape runs, and some of them announce the time at the
end of each telephone call.
These are made by companies such as Magnasync, Racal, Dictaphone, etc.
There is no standard format for these things. Each make does the
control track differently. Anytime we're hired to do forensic work
on one of these tapes, they have to send us the machine as well.
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