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Re: [ARSCLIST] Effect of vibrations on audio tape


A number of others have commented on possible vibration and flooding issues
so I won't belabor those points except to say that I agree with them.  As a
disaster recovery facility, we have had to deal with large numbers of tapes
that were unfortunate enough to be stored in the basement when there was a
flood. When water is involved, basements are just BAD.

One other issue that you might need to look into is the cables in your
studio.  I know of at least one facility that ended up with serious problems
because of the interference caused by rail switching equipment and
insufficient shielding on their cables.  Unfortunately, you won't know if
this is a problem until the rail line goes into operation.

Peter Brothers

Restoration and Disaster Recovery Service Since 1983

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Mohn, Sylvia
> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:54 AM
> To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Effect of vibrations on audio tape
> Has anyone had the experience of having an audio collection, and studio
> & equipment, next to a rail line (train, subway, etc)?  What problems
> did you have?  What, if anything, were you able to do to minimize them?
> There's a proposal for a light-rail line to come down the street in
> front of our building.  We have our audio tapes stored in a basement
> vault area, and our digitization rooms are on a floor about 10 feet
> below street level.
> Regards,
> Sylvia Mohn
> Minnesota Public Radio

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