Hello there, good to see you!

‘The rambler’ here, aka Dave Denyer. I’m a music fanatic with a love of everything from Annie Lennox to Frank Zappa, from BB King to Yehudi Menuhin. I’m also a devout audiophile with a serious analogue habit. I’ve been in the audio industry for around 30 years and I still love every minute of it, my main role being hi-fi marketing at David Denyer PR.

The reel-to-reel rambler is a personal blog where I share, when I have a bit of time, my love of all things tape / open reel / R2R – call it what you will. I’m not pitching myself as some kind of expert, I’m simply an enthusiastic fan of the form. Hence ‘the rambler’ – as in:

– to walk for pleasure, casually or leisurely
– to talk or write at length and with many digressions (synonyms: chatter, babble, prattle, blather, gabble, jabber, twitter, rattle on/away)

In my rambles I’ll be reviewing music on tape and delving behind the scenes of some of the record labels who are returning to analogue recording and issuing albums on tape. I’ll also be chatting with a few engineers and designers who are refurbishing vintage tape decks and creating brand new ones, and hopefully sharing some handy practical advice.

If you’re new to the world of tape, there’s a beginner’s guide to tape which I hope will give you some useful starting points. I’ll be building on the guide over time so please do drop me a line if there’s anything you’d like to know, or to see added.

Thanks for stopping by!