Thanks for the suggestion, Dave. Have you listened to the sample? It's
more of an electro-mechanical type of stretchy/creaky sound, doesn't sound
like a rocking chair to me.
On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 1:24 PM, Dave Radlauer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Rocking Chair?
> On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 10:10 AM, Timothy Wisniewski <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Happy Friday, colleagues!
> > I'm digitizing some oral history cassettes and I've come across a very
> > interesting sound on one of the tapes. This is a continual stretchy
> > sound that occurs for about a half-second every 3 seconds. At first, I
> > suspected it to be a result of some variant of soft binder syndrome, but
> > both baking and cold playback has had no effect at all on the sound.
> > I am not hearing any "squeal" from within the cassette deck, only this
> > strange sound coming through the amplified playback. The tape is not
> > shedding oxide.
> > After playing through the tape, I've discovered the sound occurs for only
> > about 7 minutes in the recording, and begins immediately after a break in
> > the recording. Also, the way the sound trails off when it stops seems to
> > indicate to me something that was recorded inadvertently by the
> > perhaps a sound from the tape recorder itself. There is a subtle sort of
> > "room presence" that the sound has at the very end occurring along with a
> > sound like something being dropped. All of this has now has me thinking
> > sound is something in the original recording rather than an artifact
> > introduced during playback.
> > The cassette is an off-brand, brown oxide variant. The original
> > is from 1975. Below is a link to a one minute sample, towards the end of
> > the sound. Pay particular attention near the end of the sample when the
> > sound trails off. If anyone has any ideas as to what this sound may be,
> > I'd be most interested!
> > https://jh.box.com/s/kvsaork509ckuo4h54v47cxappwve4aa
> > Thanks,
> > Tim
> > --
> > Timothy Wisniewski, M.L.I.S.
> > Visual Materials Archivist
> > Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives
> > Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
> > 5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 235
> > Baltimore, MD 21209
> cell and text# 510-717-5240
Timothy Wisniewski, M.L.I.S.
Visual Materials Archivist
Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 235
Baltimore, MD 21209