Tape Log

Blog posts about recording from our senior staff.

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...

Sept. 17, 2019

The Divine in Daniel Johnston

by Geoff Stanfield

Thanks for this guest post by John Morand I wasn’t surprised when I heard that Daniel Johnston had died. It was 9-11 and for me, there would always be a connection between Daniel and 9-11. In the days after the attack, when...

Sept. 10, 2019

AES 2019 in NYC

by Geoff Stanfield

Looking forward to seeing many of you at this year's AES convention in NYC!  CLICK HERE to get your free badge courtesy of Tape Op!