When transferring wire recordings, I use the term "ghosting" when the
previous recording wasn't erased properly and plays along with the newer
one. I don't think I've heard it on tape. What it sounds like you
are describing are segments of the old recording appearing between
start/stop edit points in the recording. Or I am totally wrong, and
what Richard is describing is the problem.
Maybe a sample would help clarify.
Angie Dickinson Mickle
Henry Borchers wrote:
> As I've explained in this list before, I'm currently working with digitizing a number of amateur 1/4" reels from a student radio archive. Since much of the content produced is amateurly engineered, all too often the stock was reused tape. Along with this practice, one finds artifact fragments from previous generation recordings that run for anywhere between a couple seconds to a few minutes. I am wondering if there is a proper name for these fragments. Internally, I have been using the word "ghosts" to describe these fragments but I was wondering if there was a more established name.
> Henry Borchers
> Broadcast Media Digitization Librarian
> University of Maryland
> B0221D McKeldin Library
> College Park, MD 20742
> (301) 405-0725