Hit me up - this is what we do. Jamie [log in to unmask] 845 645 0277 Please pardon the mispellings and occassional insane word substitution I'm on an iPhone > On Aug 26, 2016, at 3:54 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > For starters, try saving it as a WAV file, rather than FLAC. Play the WAV file and see what you get. You can always do a conversion to FL:AC later. > > Gary Galo > > ____________________________ > > Gary Galo > Audio Engineer Emeritus > The Crane School of Music > SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676 > > "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener." > Arnold Schoenberg > > "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed." > Igor Markevitch > > -----Original Message----- > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of CJB > Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 3:48 PM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [ARSCLIST] Sporadc Tape Warble > > We are digitising 60 year old reel-reel tapes. > > For this we are using an Akai DS40000 Mk 2 deck, a Behringer USB digitiser, and Audacity. This is all connected to a Toshiba Qosmio G32 running Ubuntu (Linex). > > The tape plays smoothly with no sticky-shed or squealing. > > The recording was originally aired by the BBC on FM in the 1970s. > > The timeline is BBC Transmission > Radio FM Receiver > Reel-Reel recording > Playback on same tape deck > Behringer digitiser > Audacity > Saved as FLAC file. > > However the resulting digital recording has strange intermittent 'warbles.' It is as though the tape was momentarily caught on something. > > This is an example. Yes - some do like this kind of music!!! But it is the quality of the digital recording that is of concern. > > Any ideas please as to cause? > > http://www.mediafire.com/download/zq9d615mr84jn05/Larmona_-_Yetties__%28warble%29.flac > > Thank you - > > Chris B.