Temperatures, location, and proximity to possible pests all play a role in an audio tape’s life expectancy. Read on to find out how to store audio tapes properly.
One of the earliest forms of audio recording tape are reel to reel, or open-reel magnetic tape. Those who still have music or voice recordings from the 1950s and 60s on reel to reel audio tapes hold a bit of history in their home—or closets, wherever the giant reels may be hiding. In order to save these precious memories and nostalgic collections, it's time to consider digitizing reel to reel tape.
Learning to play your reel to reel audio tapes might seem intimidating at first, but playing them on a tape deck is a pretty simple task. Just load the reels on the spindles, sit back, and take a walk down memory lane. Get a step-by-step guide here.