Richard Hess wrote:
> I haven't seen enough of any other format that I
> transfer to warrant setting up for it when I can refer the potential
> client to Peter Brothers or Steve Puntolillo.
> Anyway, there are a few resources out there for transferring moldy
> tapes. I think Steve Puntolillo at Sonicraft has done some as well--I
> think he did some 2" from Jamaica that needed TLC.
Thank you Richard. Yes, those and a lot of others as well.
Now on to Peter Brothers who wrote:
> I'll have
> to admit that no one is very thrilled about processing moldy
> tapes (it is time consuming to do properly)
AMEN! Here, it's a very intense hands-on kind of process involving
specialized equipment and protective gear.
> but to claim that
> "there isn't a professional audio restorer in the World that
> will handle mouldy tapes" simply means that the author didn't
> do his homework.
Of the many folks kind enough to council me, Peter is the ultimate authority
on these matters. As hard as we have worked here to develop the best
possible restoration tools for tape cleaning, mold/mould removal and
treatment, etc., every such job we do teaches us something that Peter
probably already knew.
But, just to add one more voice, I totally agree with what Peter and Richard
have said. I will admit that there are some tapes that just can not be saved
from mold/mould damage, but in the vast majority of cases, we have had
anything from workable to "miraculous" (not my word) results in rescuing
content from these challenged tapes. To say it can't be done is simply
Hope this helps.
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