Hi, Steve, I hinted at that, too. While it's possible, I would guess this is a cassette (he didn't say) but it appears to be from 1999 and it would be hard to make a reel sound that bad in 1999 as all of the little "Mission Impossible" reel recorders would most likely not be used (or functional) by 1999. This is, sadly, not too much worse than a LOT of oral histories on cassettes that I get to transfer. I hope the tape doesn't get damaged when flipping it. I just had a C120 that I think was recorded stretched because the pitch on the stretched portion sounds right, but it's about 60% of the width it should be. GAK, I hate C120s. Cheers, Richard On 2012-06-20 12:23 PM, Steven Smolian wrote: > Try doing it over. Give the tape a half-twist so what was the front is now > facing the heads. > > Steve Smolian > > -----Original Message----- > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard L. Hess > Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:09 PM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Very low level audio recording > > Hi, Robert, > > Please listen to: > http://www.richardhess.net/clients/UNB_Low_Level/ > ... > While I don't think this is the case, is there any chance the tape is > twisted and it's being reproduced through the back? > > Good luck with this. > > Cheers, > > Richard >> http://yvondurelle.com/?p=690 >> >> Thanks in advance for all replies. >> >> Robert Richard >> Centre d'études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson >> >> Université de Moncton >> Moncton (Nouveau-Brunswick) >> [log in to unmask] >> 506-858-4724 > > > > > -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.