Hi Joe,

On rare occasions, I've found print through can affect one channel more than
another; possibly do to azimuth issues on the original tape deck.  Its not
unusual to find "better" signal on one channel/track vs. another.  While its
kind of an "when all else fails" technique, it might be worth a shot...


On 3/31/09 1:27 PM, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> How would transferring the left and right channels separately alleviate
> print through?
> joe salerno
> Dave Kesner wrote:
>> Hi Melodie,
>> What you're referring to sounds like something called "print-through", a
>> magnetic phenomenon that both reel-to-reel and cassette tapes are
>> susceptible to. 
>> There are some advanced processes such as using a noise-gate and possibly
>> transferring the left & right channels separately, but your mileage will
>> vary.  Unfortunately there's no real remedy to it...
>> Good luck,
>> Dave
>> On 3/31/09 12:25 PM, "Frances, Melodie" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> All,
>>> I am not even sure 'echo' is the correct term, but with our old reel to
>>> reel tapes (and I have had this experience with personal cassettes),
>>> there is this thing I am calling echo - where what the person says is
>>> repeated at a fairly low level - you can usually only really hear it
>>> when there is silence - and it is basically a repeat of what had just
>>> been said - so not really a echo but more like a delayed repetition. Is
>>> this a head cleaning problem? Or a problem that can be fixed? Does
>>> anyone even know what I'm talking about, and if so, what is it called?
>>> Thanks
>>> Melodie Morgan Frances
>>> Head of Cataloging
>>> Graduate Theological Union
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