My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn

Using Magnetic Tape in the Studio

April 23, 2020 Doug Fearn Season 1 Episode 8
My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
Using Magnetic Tape in the Studio
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My Take on Music Recording with Doug Fearn
Using Magnetic Tape in the Studio
Apr 23, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Doug Fearn

Tape Recording in the Studio: A practical Guide

This is the final of the three parts in this series on recording to magnetic tape. I explain some of the differences in workflow between recording to digital and recording to tape. This is more “hands-on” than the first two installments.

The limitations of the medium affect the way you will record. That’s part of the “tape sound.”

I discuss the battle with tape noise, setting levels, routine calibration tones, punching in, bouncing tracks (which is a different concept than what many DAWs call bouncing), practical aspects of figuring out where you are in a song, variable speed recording, editing and splicing, preparing tape for mastering, manufacturing problems with the tape itself, storing tape, and retrieving music from old tapes.

As always, your comments and suggestions are welcomed. You can send email to [email protected]

And for access to all the episodes of My Take on Music Recording, you can go to www.dougfearn.com

 

Show Notes

Tape Recording in the Studio: A practical Guide

This is the final of the three parts in this series on recording to magnetic tape. I explain some of the differences in workflow between recording to digital and recording to tape. This is more “hands-on” than the first two installments.

The limitations of the medium affect the way you will record. That’s part of the “tape sound.”

I discuss the battle with tape noise, setting levels, routine calibration tones, punching in, bouncing tracks (which is a different concept than what many DAWs call bouncing), practical aspects of figuring out where you are in a song, variable speed recording, editing and splicing, preparing tape for mastering, manufacturing problems with the tape itself, storing tape, and retrieving music from old tapes.

As always, your comments and suggestions are welcomed. You can send email to [email protected]

And for access to all the episodes of My Take on Music Recording, you can go to www.dougfearn.com