Hello Tom and Richard,

In my digging through a church archive yesterday with new clients, we uncovered many reels of 24 track on 2" among other audio tapes. One tape of interest I have with me, destined to a comrade here in town who is as passionate about vintage audiotape recovery as we are with videotape, is a 24 track on "Ampex Grand Master" 456 from 1988 in a cardboard box. It has track assignments within. The tape has leader breaks. In a test of sorts, we are going to link this up with a 1" C of the concert (same production, same date) to create a new stereo mixed version. I've done this before so I am familiar with the routine. The question to you two (and others) is: What should we expect from a stickiness standpoint (if any) from 1988 vintage "Grand Master" 456? 

The client has multiple reels of this concert so this is a test of sorts. The 24 track will create a ProTools session for the mix down and new stereo imaging (5.1?), to be done at the client's facility. I'm going to be remastering the 1" C today to file (it too is in stereo albeit with weak L-R imaging as viewed on the phase scope). It's a full orchestra with choir.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

David Crosthwait
DC Video
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