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microcassette

A smaller version of the analog audio cassette. Introduced in 1969 by Olympus, microcassettes were widely used for recording dictation and messages in a pocket-sized device. Because the recording speed is slower and the tape is thinner than an audio cassette, a tiny microcassette can hold 30 minutes per side. A dictation feature of many devices was variable playback speed.

Microcassettes were also used to record messages in some telephone answering machines; however, in the 1990s, tape-based recorders of all kinds evolved into solid state devices. See voice recorder, audio cassette and cassette.


Microcassette and Recorder
The red and white microcassette is resting on an audio cassette for size comparison. Both use 1/8" wide tape, but the tape is thinner in the microcassette. Microcassette recorders are small enough to slip into a shirt pocket.
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and instead removes the microcassette filled with his stammering voice
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But until we can outrace light, until we can set up our hyperresolution telescope on some planetoid fifteen, twenty, thirty light-years from Earth and -- by dint of its optical wizardry -- watch our youth unfold, we must make do with our memories, our diaries and notebooks, our videotapes, microcassettes, floppy disks, our photo albums, our evocative souvenirs and bric-abrac -- all the various and sundry madeleines we use to goad our hippocampi into reverse-scan.
Denny said the microcassettes were made more durable and now deliver better sound performance.
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Kuhn was the first person Tipton choose for her production team: "This is an island that's alive with sound," she says, "and I felt there should be a fabric of chaotic sounds turning into music that's always there." Kuhn has come prepared for the task, bringing with him not only a state-of-the-art sound system but a library of 1,500 sound samples inscribed on microcassettes.