Ask Video – Audio Concepts 107 – Analog Tape Recording

Analog tape was once the most important means of recording and mixing sound, and now it is gaining popularity again with many engineers and artists. In this course, from audio expert Joe Albano, you will learn about the history and science of tape and how to work with tape.
For much of the heyday of analog recording, magnetic tape predominated. Eventually, this recording medium was largely superseded by digital recording technologies, but analog tape has recently been gaining popularity in both home and professional studios alike. The tape does have that warm sound that digital recordings lack, and … the tape is awesome! This course covers everything you need to know about the history and know-how of analog tape.


Description : Analog tape was once the most important medium for audio recording and mixing, and it’s now regaining popularity with many engineers and artists. Learn about the history and science of magnetic tape and learn how to work with this medium in this course, by audio expert Joe Albano.
For most of the heyday of analog recording, magnetic tape prevailed. Eventually, this recording medium was largely replaced by digital recording technologies, but more recently, analog tape has been growing back in popularity in both home and professional studios. Tape really has that warm sound that digital recordings lack and well … tape is cool! This course covers everything you need to know about the history and know-how of analog tape.


Content
Section 1: Introduction
1. Introduction (3:02)
2. A Brief History of Tape (3:44)
Section 2: Physics of Tape
3. Physics of Tape (5:21)
4. Tape Heads (4:39)
5. Tape Recorder Mechanics (4:30)
6. Tape Formats (6:19)
7. Tape Brands | Formulations (2:38)
8. Noise Reduction (4:47)
Section 3: Tape Maintenance
9. Tape Alignment Basics (5:18)
10. Tape Alignment Procedure (6:04)
Section 4: Working with Tape
11. Recording & Punching (2:43)
12. Editing (3:45)
13. Techniques (5:10)
14. Tape-based Effects (4:00)
15. Caveats (3:20) )
16. Storage (4:33)
Section 5: Tape in the Digital World
17. Digital Tape (3:33)
18. Integrating Tape & DAW (2:36)
19. Virtual Tape (3:38)
Section 6: Wrap-Up
20. Wrap-up (1:58)

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