This is a track configuration issue of an earlier recording on the
tape and the one you're listening to.
My first thought is the Cassady interview was recorded on a
quarter-track machine over a half-track recording going the other
direction, but there are many other options as to what happened.
I had John French make me a 4-channel 8-track head assembly for my
"FrankenSony" pair of APR-5003V recorders that lets me play four
tracks simultaneously. The really neat thing about this head is that
I have infinite height adjustment without changing the head azimuth
or zenith, so I can tease out any track snippets as long as they are
at least 0.021 inches wide (or have adjacent silence totalling that dimension).
Try switching between 1/4 track and 2-track heads and see what happens.
If all else fails, there is a good chance that both programs can be
recovered without crosstalk. Not a guarantee, but a good chance.
At 04:37 PM 9/23/2005, you wrote:
>I am currently working with a reel-to-reel recording of Neal Cassady. While
>listening to it, I notice that it seems to have an underlying track
> When the interview runs out, there is still the sound reversal
> until the end of
>the reel. Does anybody know how this occurs or how I might listen to it?
>Harry Ransom Center
>University of Texas at Austin
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Media web: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm