Tried getting some different tapes from Tape.com and I'm having the same issue still!
I'm pulling my hair out over here
Busting this back out to try and remedy after talking to Steve at National Audio Company.
He said that he's heard of this problem before and that it's definitely a static electricity build up. His suggestion was to rub the tape duplicator down with a dryer sheet (not the heads of course) and put a dryer sheet underneath the feet of the duplicator. Apparently that has worked for people he talked to in the past.
The other thing he suggested is to put the cassette tapes in the fridge over night to help regain a bit of humidity and then try after the first steps have been completed.
If all fails he said they could just duplicate those tapes for me.
So far I tried the dryer sheets trick and it didn't work. I currently have a box of 100 tapes chilling in my refrigerator.
Thanks jedblue. I have indeed tried to de-mag with the cheapo demagnetizer that I have. It usually seems to work but hasn't had any effect on this problem.
I've seen issues like that caused by a bad ground on the capstan/flywheel assembly.
hey i just have a quick question about the Telex Copyette 1 2 3 mono.
i got mine off eBay and started dubbing tapes but the copies come out really muddy sounding and nothing like the master tape, i don't know very much about these duplicators but is the reason it sounds this way because of the 'mono'? or do my heads need more of a thorough clean? if any of you have any suggestions/ideas it would be much appreciated.. Thanks!
Here's another way to look at this. Full range music on cassette has a frequency range of 50-15khz approx. But when you play this tape at 14 times normal play speed, those frequencies get shifted upward well beyond 100Khz! The best tape recorders in the world don't record much of anything beyond 25Khz. So really, about the only things that could survive are voice range frequencies up to about 2Khz. And this is why your unit is a mono one because they never internded it for music copying.
Bottom line: If you bought this machine to duplicate music cassettes, you bought the wrong device.
Thanks for the info!
what would you recommend to duplicate music cassettes?
Is this a one time event? Or do you foresee yourself needing to do several different copy jobs? If its just one, hire it out. If it's several, only then consider buying your own gear. Either way, get a quote from a local duplicator to see which is more cost effective for you.
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