On 2/6/2013 8:55 AM, Henry Borchers wrote:
> I understand the physics of canceling waves (and I know how deal with this) but my question is this. Does anybody know how an amateur reel-to-reel recording could have gotten this way?
I can think of a couple of possibilities. One is that the recorder had a
record head which was miswired; if it was a replacement, whoever
installed it may have gotten one of the channels wired backwards. The
other is that their studio wiring was messed up; if it was a balanced
installation (as it probably was), they could have gotten a couple of
wires crossed when wiring up the patchbay. Or, for that matter, they may
have had a cable that was miswired connecting the recorder's input.