Occasionally we run across tapes with Sticky Tape Syndrome, primarily Grand Master 456, that do not respond to tape baking. When that occurs, we dig into our bag of tricks and resort to some tried and true methods of getting the tapes to transfer properly. This tape was baked for 24 hours, and after colling down to room temperature, it still would not play properly. With the aid of Cyclomethicone (D5), we were able to get these tapes recorded from the late 80s to playback properly.
Solving Sticky Tape Syndrome With the aid of Cyclomethicone (D5)
by Stewart Adam | Apr 16, 2021 | 8-track tape transfer, Audio Archiving, Audio Perception, Audio Restoration, reel-to-reel transfer, tape Baking | 0 comments