Tape Log

Blog posts about recording from our senior staff.

June 20, 2019

Gear Giveaways!

by Geoff Stanfield

Hello Friends of Tape Op! We have some fantasic gear giveaways happening right now. Who doesn't need a bundle of excellent plug-ins or a new interface?  Eventide Elevate Mastering Plug-in BundleArturia Studio and Plug-Ins

Dec. 14, 2018

Tape Op Staff Favorites of 2018

by Geoff Stanfield

There were so many great records released this year, in fact too many to make a definitve and exhaustive list, but here are a few favorites from the Tape Op family. Consider it a tasting menu and have a great holiday! Click link to listen! Larry...

Dec. 3, 2018

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...