So, just got my first 4 track casette recorder about a month ago. Up until this point i'd been using a 16 channel mackie and 16 channel soundcraft going into a delta 1010 DA box and then into my computer... i felt like i should take a step back and do some stuff George Martin style for a while, in hopes of the limitations pushing my creativity a little more and making me do stuff more spontaneously. So far, so good. I'm having a blast.
Anywho, i figured as long as i'm doing it, i better do it right. Got some anhydrous isopropyl alcohol, some wooden-sticked swabs, and a used demagnetizer off of ebay. I know that the cleaner and the swabs are fully functional... thing is, i have no idea how to test out a degausser. I know i could use it and see if i could tell a difference, but i'm guessing there's a fairly decent chance that i wouldn't immediately be able to hear a real audible difference between stuff i'd recorded pre and post demagging... Is there another, more obvious way for me to see if this baby works?