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Improving digitalized tape recordings - more than what I've done

Context: I have a huge amount of audio files (tape recordings that were digitalized into mp3) that I've been asked to clean up for someone. It's only voice (conferences). Why: I guess it would be a ...
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How to repair a torn DAT tape?

My question is: How to fix a DAT tape that is broken/torn in two parts ? Are there specialists that know how to do that ? What kind of professional s could have this skill ? I don't mind if I lose a ...
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What records well to tape?

I never had the privilege of cutting tape and splicing tape. However, the studio I work at owns a couple great tape machines. What sound effects do you think would sound great on tape? I know Horns ...
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Reel to reel tape speed is a little too slow [closed]

I have recently got a nice Sony TC-645 Reel to reel taperecorder. It seems to be in a generally good condition. Everything works. But: the tape speed is a little bit too slow. When I play music at 7,...
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What should be done before playing old cassettes?

My friend and I have a collection of cassettes from the 70's and 80's, some of them irreplaceable. We're planning to make digital copies of them. I remember from my studio days that old reel-to-reel ...
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What is the RPM of A Typical Reel To Reel Recorder?

What is the RPM of a reel to reel recorder?
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Real-world use of analogue mixing and digital recording equipment combined

(If this sort of question has been asked before - I apologise, I've used the search function and can't really find anything similar. Please merge and close if so!) I currently own a Behringer 8-bus ...
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URGENT sound of wrinkled audio tape interrupting playback

Apparently when an audio cassette tape is playing and it is damaged/crinkled/wrinkled at a specific point, this can cause the tape to stop playing with a distinctive crackle or noise. A director ...
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I want to record/playback to analog tape at different speeds. What device am I looking for?

I want to use audio tape for creative resampling. I would like to record something to tape, and then play that tape back at various speeds (extreme speeds, like 8 times faster or slower) and record ...
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Pro Tools to VCR to Pro Tools

Hey guys, I will be starting work on a film which is set in a 1930's in two weeks. The director wants the dialogue to have a 'film' like quality to it. I suggested passing the stems through a tape and ...
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First time for “proper” Car recording. What TAPE to use to tape on car paint?

I've read a lot online so I think I have a decent setup. Roland R26 recording stereo Interior and dynamics on engine and exhaust Cantar recording two different pan mics (with dual mics in each zepp ...
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Foley/ambient recording on Nagra 4.2

I've been commissioned as foley recordist/sound designer/sound editor for a feature indie film which is attempting to capture a nostalgic feel both visually and in its sound track, something akin to ...
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Sending over stems from a DA88-is it worth investing?

Hi guys, I am looking through the delivery requirements of a project that's a feature film with a 5.1 mix. In the past I have always sent stems as separate wavs and any OMF's/Sessions to boot. The ...
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Hello everyone please help

Just a quick one i'm after a cheap tape recorder which can record faster than normal. Is anyone familiar with a device that can do this ?
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Tape, Murch, Warner, controllers and turning the computer off.

When I was a student I read an article which was really inspiring at the time. It described the creative process of a sound designer process at the beginning of a project - using his hands to ...
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very old, early 70s if not earlier cassette tapes

I have 4 very old (I think) cassette tapes which have on them a friend's father's voice prior to him passing. They were recorded around 1968. I do not know if cassettes were around back then or what ...