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Tape Machines: 7 Creative Ways to Use Cassette and Reel-to-Reels

It’s easy to wonder why tape machines are still popular with some producers in 2020. In a recording era with better than ever access to free recording software, powerful plugins and modernized gear, some producers find themselves going back to tape machines. Tape machines are finicky. They’re fragile, intricate and long out of production. You’ll … Continue reading Tape Machines: 7 Creative Ways to Use Cassette and Reel-to-Reels

New Music Gear Monday: Wavesfactory Cassette Plugin

Many artists and engineers love the sound of tape, and will do anything to get that sound. Using the real thing can be a timely and expensive process, but there are so many good plugin emulators on the market now that make getting the sound much easier. One of these is Wavesfactory Cassette, an audio … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Wavesfactory Cassette Plugin

The Sony cassette recorder that went to space and predicted the Walkman

Sony’s Walkman turned 40 earlier this month. But look to the TC-50 before it for some of the technology and usability innovations that changed the world – and joined the Apollo mission – plus a glimpse of where music might boldly go next. Sony’s story will sound familiar to a lot of today’s sound DIYers, … Continue reading The Sony cassette recorder that went to space and predicted the Walkman