The trouble with spaghetti is that you can only record on it once.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Shai Drori
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:09 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Disentangling a pancake
Hey that's a good idea. I will use it next time I get spaghetti.
On 24/01/12 10:23, Michael Biel wrote:
> On 1/23/2012 2:29 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> . I've also found it much easier to work with a reel actually on the
>> tape machine and slowly spool on the tape from the mess on the floor
>> or in a clean bucket or box. Once in a while, the tangling will get
>> to be so you need to take the reel off the machine and turn it around
>> and around to relieve some of the tangle. If you can confine the tape
>> to a skinny round bucket, you can just spin the bucket too. Overall
>> it's an unpleasant undertaking.
>> -- Tom Fine
> I've put the reel on a turntable rather than on a tape machine. You
> can hand-spin the turntable at whatever speed will be convenient, and
> the flywheel effect will keep it going. But you can stop it instantly
> by hand if you get a tangle. This also works very well if what has
> happened is the center of the pancake falling out but most of the rest
> is still intact but limp.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]