The squealing of tapes caused by dry out of several components in the
recording layer. This is not the sticky shed syndrome that could be
cured by baking. We are now selling small quantities of a product
developed in our restoration lab to cure this syndrome. Our solution
have been in the testing stage for some time now (2 years) and we slowly
introduce it to the world. We have used this product with great success
on a large number of analog tape restoration projects in our own
restoration lab and the same results are confirmed by other engineers
who have already used it.
If interested please contact me off list for more details. And apologies
to the list for this small commercial plug...
Joav Shdema Inc.
dB Studio A
The magic is in the ear
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Trey Bunn [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 4:30 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] screeching reels
> I have just started a project digitizing old reel to
> reel tapes. The first of the reels began that awful
> screeching/squealing sound that we all know and hate about
> half-way through, and this of course distorts the recording
> I'm making on the computer.
> Does anyone have any recommendations on how to fix the
> tape to make the screeching stop? Even a temporary
> fix would be acceptable, as long as it gives me time
> to get the sound off the reel.
> Oh, and the tapes aren't that old, really; the stack
> I'm going through now was recorded in 1991. My guess
> is that they were stored improperly at some point.
> Trey Bunn
> Folklife Resource Center
> McKissick Museum
> University of South Carolina
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