Still very much a Newbie, but this seems wrong to me. I have been setting up my MSR-16 and 2516 Mixer for the first time. Been really taking my time and reading manuals and other documentation and trying to understand. instead of just going thru the steps.
The gear came with one reel of tape. It says it is "3M 996 Audio Mastering Tape"
The tape is wound with the "shiny" side facing in, and the dull oxidized side facing out. If I were to mount this tape, the shiny side of the tape would be facing up towards the heads.
It is wound on the reel so that if the 3M sticker on the face of the reel is mounted facing out, the tape spools clock-wise to the right rather than over the top to the left counter clock-wise.
I would need to mount the reel with the sticker on the inside facing the machine for it to spool correctly
This is backwards, correct? I assume I need to somehow rewind the tape onto an empty reel with the shiny side facing out.
God, I really HATE being this ignorant.
Thanks in advance for your patient attention.
Edited to Add: There is another empty box of Quantegy 456, so theoretically this could be that tape on a different (3M) reel.