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2-inch tapes with sticky shed may not respond as well to baking as
1/4-inch.

~ Eric

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Eric Jacobs
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The Audio Archive, Inc.
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Burlingame, CA 94010

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On 4/7/15, 8:44 AM, "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>On 2015-04-07 11:09 AM, Eric Jacobs wrote:
>> Do you think they are referring to the multitrack masters (probably on
>>2-inch) or the stereo masters on 1/4-inch? I could believe the multi
>>tracks unplayable.
>
>Why?
>
>While I will be the first to admit that I do not do 2-inch masters
>(there are enough good restorers for that format out there, I never felt
>compelled to step into that arena), but I have done my share of
>"unplayable" 1-inch masters. Some were pretty bad, but we got good
>fidelity. One project was particularly horrid and after I obtained the
>best transfer I could, the dedicated album producer made hundreds of
>micro edits to fix things that I could not in the transfer--and he knew
>the music better than I.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Richard
>-- 
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>