Restoration Tips & Notes Working with audio media (mostly tape) restoration

2009-09-02

Dangers of old tape recorders for playback; using the elevator head

We are currently working on some un-published tapes for a major Canadian folk artist. We have a 7.5 in/s 2-track stereo recording that was one of (if not the) first studio recording of this artist from circa 1972.

At some point, this tape was played on a 1/4-track machine that injected hum onto the left channel. Here’s what the magnetic viewer showed:

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