Tape Log

Blog posts about recording from our senior staff.

April 2, 2020

Tape Op Staff Heavy Rotation Quarantine Listening

by Geoff Stanfield

Amidst all the bad news and chaos in the world, there are a few silver linings. One of them is having a bit of extra time for listening. Whether it's while you are working from home, maniacally crafting or cooking that 57th batch of cookies, it...

March 19, 2020

A Note from Tape Op’s Editor and Founder

by Geoff Stanfield

The worldwide COVID-19 situation is affecting us all at this moment. Years ago I was a gigging musician and restaurant worker, and I feel I essentially still live a gig economy life - depending on Tape Op and studio bookings for personal income....

Jan. 21, 2020

The Story Behind Issue 135's Cover

by Geoff Stanfield

This issue’s cover is an homage to the Pink Floyd song “Echoes,” from the album Meddle. The idea came to me after I saw Brian T. Silak’s photo of Jack Antonoff’s vintage tape delays, as the Binson Echorec...

Dec. 22, 2019

Tape Op Staff Picks for 2019 and the Decade

by Geoff Stanfield

What another great year for music! It is always a challenge to sit down, reflect and try to narrow down all our favorite albums of the year (let alone a full decade!) into a simple list. Here at Tape Op we are frequently making music suggestions...

Oct. 29, 2019

Ed Cherney - We Lost a Good One

by Larry Crane

Photo: Larry Crane The recent passing of Ed Cherney sent me to my archives. I'd interviewed Ed many years ago and he asked me not to run it. We went back and forth about it, and I never understood why he didn't want this interview in Tape Op....

Oct. 24, 2019

Larry Klein:Beyond Music

by Geoff Stanfield

by John Baccigaluppi We recently did an interview with producer Larry Klein that will run in an issue of Tape Op in 2020, but here's an excerpt about a recently-released project he worked on called Beyond Music.  A couple of years ago, these...

Oct. 8, 2019

Our Friend, Ed Ackerson, Has Passed at Age 54

by Geoff Stanfield

by Alex Maiolo The term “linchpin” tends to get chucked around pretty liberally when we discuss music scenes, but Ed Ackerson, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on October 4th, was the very embodiment of it. Ed was one of those...