Tape Log

Blog posts about recording from our senior staff.


Put Down the Phone

by Geoff Stanfield

It wasn’t that long ago that when you went into the studio you basically disappeared from the rest of the world into a place with few (or no) windows, and low light. Where time seemed to have a way of getting distorted, finding yourself rolling...

Nov. 20, 2018

Ableton’s Loop 2018: A Summit for Music Makers

by Geoff Stanfield

On November 9-11, 2018, Ableton held their Loop 2018 conference in Hollywood, CA. Thom Monahan and I both went to check it out. Here’s some of what we experienced, starting with Thom. -JB It’s hard to imagine a music software company...

Nov. 7, 2018

End Rant Continued...

by Geoff Stanfield

In editor Larry Crane's recent End Rant [Tape Op #127], he talked about how people are currently learning recording techniques, all of the misinformation on the internet, and how this leads to the homogenization of music making in general. All of the...

July 12, 2018

Larry Crane on Mixing Remotely

by Geoff Stanfield

Tape Op Magazine’s founder and editor, Larry Crane, has been mixing songs and albums for people from all over the United States and the world for over 20 years. Many of these sessions are unattended, and here’s a glimpse into his...