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Magnetic Tape Splicing

Filed under: archive operations,cassettes,reels — 2008-01-07 by Richard L. Hess — Last Edit 2008-06-05 by

I received an email asking me to discuss tape splicing. Most of my work is now repairing old splices so I try and butt them together as best I can in an Edi-Tall block and use the blue Quantegy splicing tape (which will become harder to find with Quantegy exiting the business). I will not be evaluating a replacement for several years as I bought a large supply a few years ago. (more…)


Using the proper tools…and don’t try this at home!

Filed under: archival practices,Racal Store 4DS,recording/mastering — 2008-01-09 by Richard L. Hess — Last Edit 2008-01-09 by

I didn’t think I needed to write this post, but it appears that someone purchased a Racal Store 4DS Instrumentation Recorder at least partially because I mentioned it, hoping that it would work as a four-track recorder for creating music. (more…)



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