Yes you could call it a flutter although not in the time domain but the
It's very common on tape based formats, especially consumer formats with
small tape real estate, meaning slow speeds and narrow tracks. Edge tracks
are often worse due to physical damage and dirt. It can be made to sound a
lot worse than it actually is by use of Denoise/Dehiss tools which are level
The first call technique is play the tape back optimally. Use a repro tape
head that reads the entire recorded track, but no more either, and arrange
for optimum tape to head contact. Sometimes if the tape is irreparably
damaged there isnt much that can be done beyond a certain point. So we do
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Seeking flutter correction bids
> Thanks, Tim. I'm not familiar with this form of distortion.
> Is it reversible, repairable or can be minimized?
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 7:20 PM, Tim Gillett <[log in to unmask]>
>> Are you sure it's flutter? On a casual listen I cant hear much if any
>> flutter but on Mamie's Blues I can hear a lot of tape dropout/spacing
>> Tim Gillett
>> Western Australia.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Radlauer" <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:15 AM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Seeking flutter correction bids
>> Hi --
>>> I've got some material in need of fine flutter removal. I'm an
>>> restoration pro, but don't have expertise dealing with flutter.
>>> I've got the tape reel (3.75, mono, half-track, both directions total
>>> I went searching for Plangent Process, but was quoted $2500, about three
>>> times what I'm willing to pay for that.
>>> Instead I'm looking for
>>> 1) A quote for Plangent under $1000, or
>>> 2) Digital processing for flutter removal only for 24/96 audio files:
>>> than 50:00.
>>> Samples linked:
>>> On or off-list queries and quotes welcome.
>>> Dave Radlauer
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