Soundcraft tapes were very popular in the 1950s and 1960s, and the performance of their standard tapes was similar to the Scotch 150 or AMpex 341, and the other standard tapes available at the time. They were available in SP, LP and DP thicknesses. This was a very popular tape back in the day, so they are often found in garage or estate sales.
Generally, they were known for their high quailty tapes. Their formulas have withstood the test of time. Towards the end of their production, their formulas were falling behind but are still holding up today, which is why we recommend them for machines that are biased for Type 1 (standard ) tapes.
Like other manufacturers, their tape was available in both Acetate and Polyester versions. Similar to the Scotch and Ampex tapes of the time, the DP (Double Play) version has the same oxide coating as the SP and LP
Their tapes were often used for commercial tape duplication for tapes in the 1960s.
We will expand the selection of tapes from Soundcraft as we do more research.