Tape Log

Blog posts about recording from our senior staff.

Dec. 20, 2017

Tape Op Staff Favorites of 2017

by Geoff Stanfield

There have been so many great releases in 2017 that it is hard to pick just a top five or ten! This is no way definitive year end wrap-up, but here are a few of this year's Tape Op staff favorites. Happy listening! Larry Crane  Roger Waters-...

Sept. 29, 2017

How Tape Op Works

by Geoff Stanfield

Every few years it seems time to give a brief explanation of how Tape Op Magazine "works." We constantly get letters from folks who are amazed that this magazine arrives to them for free. Well, it's actually very simple: you pay for...

July 27, 2017

Gear Update: Standard Audio Stretch

by Geoff Stanfield

Since putting a pair of these modules in the rack it is has been a struggle to choose whether or not they go on the vocal or the mix. The vocal ususally wins, but it's a tough call. It doesn't take much to give your lead or bgv's that special...

April 17, 2017

Gear Update: Crane Song Avocet II Monitor Controller

by Geoff Stanfield

This may be the most indispensable tool in my studio. I hear people say that converters don't matter and that most cannot hear the difference. Bullsh*t! If you cannot accurately hear what you are doing you are making uninformed choices. They call...

April 5, 2017

Gear Update: Burl B80 Mothership

by Geoff Stanfield

Larry Crane adds an update to Marc Alan Goodman's orginal review of the Burl B80 Mothership.  Marc Alan Goodman says in his original review, “It's rare to find a single piece of gear that elevates not only my entire...

March 22, 2017

Gear Update: Meris Mercury7 500-Series Reverb

by Geoff Stanfield

Geoff Stanfield and Andy Hong add an update to the original Meris Mercury7 Reverb review by Adam Kagan. GS: I am a fan of the Meris line of gear. They are a small shop who builds their high-quality modules in Los Angeles. I have reviewed the Meris...