Tape Baking

Older ¼" (quarter inch), ½" (half inch), 1 inch, and 2 inch tapes including AMPEX/Quantegy and 3M/SCOTCH are unfortunately prone to "sticky shed" syndrome, due to the breakdown of the binder (glue) holding the oxide particles on the tape.

Baking is sometimes required before transferring the tape to the digital domain.

a reel to reel tape in the ovenWe have mastered the process of treating and rescuing these tapes suffering from severe sticky shed by baking them at a precise temperature and duration. Let our team of seasoned engineers handle the delicate process of saving your recordings; giving them an infinite lifespan in the digital domain. Contact us now for a quote and directions on sending us your tapes.


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Why Choose Deep Signal Studios?

  • File conversion work and tape transfers can be tedious and frustrating. Your time as an artist is better spent working on your music and mixes on a platform you know.
  • All work is completed by certified engineers with over 20 years experience with DAWs, MIDI sequencers, notation software, synthesizers, samplers, and tape machines. We have comprehensive knowledge about everything that has come and gone, as well as all current and emerging platforms.
  • Services are performed by native English speakers in the recording capital of the world, Los Angeles, CA.
  • We stand behind our work and offer a no recovery, no fee guarantee. We do not accept any payment until you are 100% satisfied.
  • Your files are secure. All work is performed in-house and in strict confidentiality. Client files are archived for 30-days upon completion of the project, and promptly destroyed thereafter.