Home Tape Trail

Reel to reel, cassette and other analogue tape formats.

I can only comment on playback

-- and I can offer anecdotal information only.

Tapes I recorded in the second half of the 1970s (on the deck shown below -- a decent deck, tho' far from a great one), and which have been generally stored -- shall we say -- capriciously, still sound fine.

TC511S203-420view20AK

So I don't know the root cause of the OP's issues.

Could be the specific tapes (perhaps, e.g., storage conditions).
Could be dirty or magnetized heads/tape path.
Could be alignment.


Media used were mostly TDK SA and Maxell UDXLII. Good tapes.

I haven't done too much recording on old tape, though. Not cassette, at any rate.


all the best,
mrh



Edits: 03/10/17 03/10/17

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