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Old 09-06-2009, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: as the decade comes to a close. so do tapes

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Originally Posted by bermuda View Post
Cassettes were particularly susceptible to 'melting' & rot, but they can often be brought back to life with baking, long enough to re-record into your favorite digital format (mine is still standard CD, 16/44.1)
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Baking tapes isn't as mysterious or difficult as it may seem, and it can be done cheaply and quickly.
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WOW! Thanks for that info, Bermuda. I had always heard of the process, but assumed I had to go to a pro to get it done. This is really going to help me out, as I've got a couple of rare (to me anyway) cassette recordings of bands in was in back in the day that are all oozy & sticky and unplayable. I need to digitize them before they are too far gone.

I'm off to Salvation Army to get my Mr. Coffee Food Dehydrator!!!
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