Contemporary music on tape: discovering Djabe – along with ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett

In my ongoing search for great music on tape that’s legitimately and legally produced, I’ve come across several very interesting niche labels and artists. In fact, by its very nature, music on tape is niche – or, to quote Michael Fremer, “a niche within a niche within a niche”. Still, the best things in life … More Contemporary music on tape: discovering Djabe – along with ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett

A quick chat with… Chasing the Dragon’s Mike Valentine

The eighth in a short series of videos captured at the recent Hi-Fi Show Live in Ascot, UK – in which we grab a quick chat with a handful of fellow R2R appreciators. Here, we talk tape with Mike Valentine of UK-based audiophile label Chasing the Dragon. Always an engaging and entertaining speaker, Mike gives … More A quick chat with… Chasing the Dragon’s Mike Valentine

Reel to real: Neville Roberts discusses the very real R2R resurgence at StereoNet – with a great overview for those new to tape

Thanks to the recent vinyl revival, ever more people are realising that the purest way to enjoy music is to keep it in the analogue domain in its journey from instrument to brain, says Neville Roberts, in his recent article for audiophile webzine www.stereonet.co.uk A decade after the vinyl revival began, “the same started to happen … More Reel to real: Neville Roberts discusses the very real R2R resurgence at StereoNet – with a great overview for those new to tape

A quick chat with… The Audiophiles Clinic’s Petronel Butuc

The seventh in a short series of videos captured at the recent Hi-Fi Show Live 2019 in Ascot, UK – in which we grab a quick chat with a handful of fellow R2R appreciators. Here, we talk tape decks with Petronel Butuc of The Audiophiles Clinic. The services offered by The Audiophiles Clinic span most aspects … More A quick chat with… The Audiophiles Clinic’s Petronel Butuc

Recording the Bach Cello Suites: behind the scenes and a free sample download

Making high-quality audio recordings in a recording studio is one thing but making audiophile recordings at a remote venue has its own particular challenges.  Neville Roberts visits London’s Temple Church to attend one such recording session featuring two of the Bach Cello Suites, performed by the renowned and award-winning cellist, Justin Pearson. I’ve been fortunate … More Recording the Bach Cello Suites: behind the scenes and a free sample download

A quick chat with… RecordingTheMasters’ Théo Gardin

The sixth in a short series of videos captured at the recent Hi-Fi Show Live 2019 in Ascot, UK – in which we grab a quick chat with handful of fellow tape appreciators. Here, we pick the brains of Théo Gardin, sales manager at analogue tape manufacturer RecordingTheMasters, and ask him what he feels the future holds … More A quick chat with… RecordingTheMasters’ Théo Gardin

A quick chat with… audiophile jazz artist Lyn Stanley

The fifth in a short series of videos captured at the recent Hi-Fi Show Live 2019 in Ascot, UK – in which we grab a quick chat with handful of fellow tape appreciators. Here, Dave Denyer catches up with international jazz artist Lyn Stanley and discovers what inspired her to record audiophile-quality albums on master … More A quick chat with… audiophile jazz artist Lyn Stanley

A quick chat with… tape-loving hi-fi journalist Neville Roberts

The fourth in a short series of videos captured at the recent Hi-Fi Show Live 2019 in Ascot, UK – in which the Rambler’s roving reporter, Shauna Robertson, grabbed a quick chat with a number of devotees of R2R – from journalists to record labels to manufacturers of open reel tape. Here, she catches up … More A quick chat with… tape-loving hi-fi journalist Neville Roberts