Looking forward to reading Richard Hess's remarks. I believe he has had
luck with "cold play." Put the machine out on the porch on a cold day and
try the tape that way. Or put it in the fridge, if there's room.
Reversal in the digital domain requires no dither. Speed change with pitch
change - not always - has to be the pitch change which is automatically
caused by reclocking at the wrong stated rate. But pitch change that is
"bespoke," almost always requires dither - unless you are quite lucky,
On 2/2/12 8:29 AM, "Chris J Brady" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Record as best you can - maybe with Audacity. Then adjust for speed and
> direction using Audacity's Nyquist features. CJB.
> --- On Thu, 2/2/12, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> From: James Roth <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] 1. Squeaky tape 2. TEAC in need of repair
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Thursday, 2 February, 2012, 13:24
>> Good morning, All.
>> I'm in the process of digitizing some open reel tapes.
>> Some of the tape is ∏ mil Mylar and it SQUEAKS. Is
>> there any kind of lubricant I can use to stop that?
>> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>> Is there anyone out there who can repair a TEAC X-100R
>> (bi-directional) 4-strack stereo tape deck? It's a
>> beauty, but the tape speed button does not work. It only
>> plays at 7.5 and the torque selector for small and
>> large reel doesn't work. I can't tell in which setting
>> that's stuck. If I play the tape in forward the tape
>> slips out of the guides, but if I play it in reverse it
>> plays just fine.
>> The thing weighs a ton so the cost of shipping will probably
>> be a killer by itself, but is there anyone out there who can
>> repair those problems?
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