#1
Hey everyone, excuse me for my poor knowledge of tapes (I'm 15), but anyways, I bought Rush's 'Anthem' tape and I put it my the tape player, and it was all flangy and the volume was fluctuating. My guess is that something isn't spinning correctly but I don't know much. Is it broken?? There's a good possibility that it is because I bought it at a flea market for 1$. It is also possible that the tape player is broken because it is very old.

Thanks, Adam
Last edited by asmithgdci at Jul 19, 2011,
#2
common sense says try another tape
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Originally posted by Gunpowder:
Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
#3
Chances are you probably bought a crappy tape.

With luck the issue will resolve after a few songs and you might have a few good working tracks on there.
"Virtually no one who is taught Relativity continues to read the Bible."

#4
I'm sorry but what does this have to do with Recording?
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#6
Quote by lockwolf
I'm sorry but what does this have to do with Recording?


sorry I didn't know where to put it
#7
The way studios splice tape takes practice and skill, and it is typically done with larger (ie. wider) tape reels. Doing this with a cassette tape would be really fiddly.

I would say for the price of what it would cost you to take this to a studio and get them to do it, it would be way cheaper to find a CD of it somewhere, or just buy it off iTunes.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.