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Not really an answer, but a bit long for comments… To echo Dave's sentiment; as owner of many old reel-reel machines, gathering dust in a junk room I would heartily agree. Keep them for if you ever need to rescue something. I have tape baking facilities for that eventuality, which have seen occasional yet important use over the years. For all other ...


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You could record your audio to a cassette tape, wrinkle it, and grab the playback audio. Nothing beats the real thing ;)


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The more important question here is why are you not doing this is what ever software you are using? But in response to the question at hand... As for tape decks the older Tascam 8 track and 2 track machines (at least the ones I have) do have a speed control but it is in the form of a pitch + or - selector with no units. There is no direct indication of ...


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I happen to still own my Tascam 1/2 inch 8 track tape deck and I will warn you DONT BUY ONE while recording on tape seems like a "fun" idea its actually a nightmare. Ill give you a few reasons why (then ill get to adding analog to the chain). Tape is expensive: 8 Track tape is not made in the quantity it used to be made in and does not last for ever it ...


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Audio tape speeds are measured in ips (inches per second) or in cm/s (centimeters per second), not RPM (i.e. there is no typical/common RPM). The actual RPM of the reels changes with the amount of tape. The speed of the tape is not controlled by the reel motors them selves, but rather the capstan motor, which then ensures a constant speed (and typically the ...


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This is a problem that occurred during the original recording. Sounds very much like the tape capstan rubbers are slipping and the tape is not being kept up-to-speed during the recording. There is only one piece of software that has any hope of fixing this, and it's "Capstan" from Celemony (makers of Melodyne). Make sure you are sitting on a good solid ...


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Wav files are better quality but unfortunately converting a compressed .mp3 to a .wav doesn't improve quality. I would interpret the "blanket" over the voice to sound like it's muffled which means the high-mid to highs may be lost but you can try to balance it out by lowering the low as well as raising the higher frequencies. Also using a limiter or ...


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If the break is at the beginning (or end) it might be easier to simply discard the short piece and attach the tape to the nearest hub. Some people over at TaperSection.com have shown how to do it with old cassette splicing tape but then carefully trimming the excess (because cassette tape is wider than DAT tape). But unless you have some current good (i.e....


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Cut properly and under magnetic tape (non magnetic area). You can stick with transparent thin tape. We used to do this with audio and video tapes.


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I've never heard of the 'sticky tape' phenomenon affecting anything other than specific Ampex 456 tape made during the 80s… & boy, have I baked some of those over the years ;-) Old cassettes may shed a little, but I don't think they should be sticky. I'd play one track at a time & clean the heads before each track. Unless your heads are so far out ...


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I play all kinds of tapes from the 70-90 no issues here. I think they will still work flawlessly. Tapes are build like tanks :) You definetely won't rip them off at the end. I tried to rip one by Hand. No chance.


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Well, derjur beat me to it as I was going to suggest doing it for real as well! Cassette players are cheap on eBay, I got one last year for futzing things and it was about £9. Tapes are cheap too as no one wants them anymore!


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