Hi Richard and Corey
I heard about this product whilst working in the USA. I emailed them for
the ingredients and had no response. I, personally haven't used it but
would like to know what is actually in it!
I prefer to use methods such as Richard's, being tested and analysed by
people with tremendous experience.
Sorry I didn't post pictures today. We are in the middle of rebuilding our
new studios, the mold room, everything infact! So, work is in a state of
chaos presently. If I can will try tomorrow before I finish up for my Xmas
Do you know what is in this product?
On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 4:31 PM, Richard L. Hess
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> At 10:00 PM 2009-12-16, Corey Bailey wrote:
>> Having dealt with squealing tapes at virtually all recorded speeds and
>> widths, the simplest and most effective solution I've found is to
>> them. That said, the most effective lubricant I've used so far is from
> Hi, Corey,
> I have had pretty much the opposite results with The Last Factory products.
> 1) Unless you have modified your play electronics, playing, for example, a
>> 7.5ips tape at 15ips will invoke a different EQ alignment curve which will
>> result in inaccuracies when pitching the file back down in the digital
>> (Something I don't like to do in the first place for a number of reasons)
> There are many ways to handle this and most of the times I record an MRL
> test tape to make sure it's all fine at the end.
> In my experience, this is a problem that is mostly limited to personal and
> oral history tapes as they are the ones usually recorded at slow speeds.
> I've had little or no issues with master tapes, especially on the
> single-head reproducers.
> 2) Having tried this and observed the signal with calibrated test equipment
>> showed that the squeal is, more often than not, still there and although
>> it may
>> not be (as) audible, it is having an effect on the audio in other ways
>> such as
>> increased harmonic distortion, induced wow and flutter, etc.
> That certainly may be true in some instances, but in others, there is a
> threshold where the squeal stops. It was actually Jay McKnight of MRL who
> suggested the higher playing speed (I think I mention that in my blog post)
> and this was based in part on the analysis he did of the mechanical
> properties of tape for Ampex.
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