Tape Log

Blog posts by Geoff Stanfield


King Gizzard Strikes Again

by Geoff Stanfield

For their eighth (!!!) release in three years, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard give the world Butterfly 3000. It is hard to know what to expect from this band of Aussies. They have spanned the genre spectrum with metal, garage-psychedelia,...

June 29, 2021

John Carroll Kirby - Septet

by Geoff Stanfield

John Caroll Kirby - Septet  It is a great time for music and recording. The pandemic drove many artists into their bedrooms and living spaces to make recordings and others figured out ways to get into studios safely. I get a load of new...

April 13, 2021

Tape Op Turns 25!

by Geoff Stanfield

April 15th marks the 25th anniversary of Tape Op Magazine! To mark the occasion, Tape Op founder and editor Larry Crane is making a series of short videos talking about the journey of the mag and some of the memories had along the...

March 12, 2021

New Gear Giveaways!

by Geoff Stanfield

Check out the latest gear giveaways from our advertisers and enter to win! Retro Intruments 500 Pre Giveaway! Enter to Win a 500PRE Here!   Audix Mics and Headphones Giveaway! Enter to Win Audix Mics and Headphones!   Baby...

Feb. 15, 2021

Milennia Media Job Opening

by Geoff Stanfield

Millennia Media Audio Repair Technician job opening Audio Repair Technician needed for permanent, full-time position.  Must have analog and digital repair experience. Design engineering chops a plus. Millennia in Northern California, near...

Dec. 9, 2020

Introducing DISCussion!

by Geoff Stanfield

During one of the many calls I have on a regular basis with my musician and audio professional friends, it dawned on me what a priveldge these conversations are and thought it might be a good idea to share them with a larger audience as a way to take...

Dec. 8, 2020

A Look Back at Tape Op Holiday Cards

by Geoff Stanfield

Every year at about this time Tape Op Magazine sends out a holiday card to our writers and advertisers as a bit of cheer. This year, in thinking about those in our communities who are struggling, we have opted not to do a card and instead make a...

Dec. 3, 2020

Tape Op Staff Favorites of 2020

by Geoff Stanfield

2020. What a year. Since very few of who reading this will have recently relocated from a nearby galaxy I won't get into the specifics, but we all know what kind of year it was and many of us are glad it's almost gone. It certainly will not be...

Dec. 1, 2020

Our Favorite Holiday Albums

by Geoff Stanfield

It's officially December, so go ahead and break out the holiday music! Here are a few favs getting spins in the Tape Op homes. Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You a Swingin' ChristmasListen on Spotify Trio West - Holiday...

Nov. 16, 2020

Music for People That Like Cats

by Geoff Stanfield

A few months back while on a call with Tape Op publisher John Baccigaluppi, he mentioned that he was working on an album project where the majority of the sounds were generated by his cat Raspy. That is not to say that Raspy actually sat down...

Sept. 21, 2020

Well This Sucks: Recording in the Time of Covid

by Geoff Stanfield

By Justin Douglas When you hear a particularly moving piece of music, and you get that little chill that runs from the top of your scalp down your spine, that’s a specific network in your brain logging that music into your memory....

Sept. 14, 2020

My Trade Show T-Shirts

by Geoff Stanfield

by John Baccigaluppi The music industry trade shows, and the NAMM Show in particular, have always been a mixed bag for me. Every year, for the last 20 years or so, Larry and I, along with Geoff, Scott, and Marsha (We miss you Andy, Dave, and Laura!)...