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5 Cool Ways to Incorporate Tape in Your Next Recording Project

5 Cool Ways to Incorporate Tape in Your Next Project For some odd reason we often discuss the use of tape as some sort of analog vs. digital theoretical battle, when the truth is quite the opposite. The modern creator must find ways to incorporate both methodologies into a creative workflow to achieve the most […]Read More »

7 Must-Haves for Session Musicians Recording at Home

Modern technology has drastically changed the nature of working as a session musician. These days, many session players have almost as much skill as audio engineers and run their own studios where they can record from home. This is awesome for musicians, as it allows them to work from the comfort of their homes, but […]Read More »

Why Ditching Your DAW & Going Analog Renews Studio Focus

The Howling Tongues Get Blown Away By Analog Tape We recorded our debut album to 2” tape on a 24-track Studer at Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN. That whole experience opened our eyes – we weren’t staring at a computer screen and we were thrown into the fire. We weren’t editing, adjusting, shifting, nudging, cutting; […]Read More »

How To Use Tape as an Effect During The Mixing Process

DIGITAL, YOUR GRANDPA & TAPE’S CHARM Tape machines are like your grandfather.  They’re old, and cranky, and require patience and tender loving care.  But just like Grandpa, if you take the time you can coax wonderful things from tape.  If you’re an indie rocker, tape gets you closer to that vintage vibe than all the […]Read More »

The Artist’s Perspective: Save Money Recording to Tape By Nailing It The First Time

Pat McGee on Analog Recording I knew I wanted to record to tape before I even wrote the songs. Last year I went out and bought a turntable and a few albums that sparked the fire in me as a young boy. That re-acquaintance led to a river of creativity in the form of music […]Read More »

Mastering With Analog Tape: What You Need to Know Before You Start Your Project

CALIBRATION IS KEY The main thing a band needs to know about using tape for the mastering process is that it is extremely important to use their decks correctly.  This means servicing their decks to make sure they’re in good working condition, aligning/calibrating their decks correctly, putting the correct alignment tones on their tapes, labeling their […]Read More »

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