I'd also check the guides on your preferred playback deck. Sometimes, with
cheap consumer tape, the slitting width could vary because of poor
production QC. This can cause the tape to vibrate slowly as it passes
through the guides and that movement can affect tape to head contact,
causing flutter or in the worst case, dropouts.
Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
National Archives and Records Administration
On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 3:33 AM, Eero Aro <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Tim Gillett wrote:
> But again do these samples suggest the main problem is time based? I hear
>> bad momentary dropouts (drops in volume)
> What do others hear?
> I don't hear such flutter in samples 1 and 2 that would interfere me.
> There might be some at places in the third one, but even in that one
> flutter isn't
> the thing that bothers me the most. As you say, drops in volume are more