A quick chat with… Ed Pong of UltraAnalogue Recordings

The third 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. Ed Pong is the … More A quick chat with… Ed Pong of UltraAnalogue Recordings

A guest blog and a quick video chat… Marco Taio of Italian label Open Reel Records

We were delighted to have Marco Taio, artistic director of Italian label Open Reel Records, join us in The Reel-to-Reel Rambler room at Hi-Fi Show Live last month – for several reasons. He’s a brilliant sound engineer, a gifted professional musician, a fascinating speaker, has many stunning tapes to share, and is also a very … More A guest blog and a quick video chat… Marco Taio of Italian label Open Reel Records

View Lyn Stanley’s full presentation for the Rambler at Hi-Fi Show Live, captured by PursuitPerfectSystem.com

Enormous thanks to Terry Ellis at online audiophile webzine http://www.pursuitperfectsystem.com for capturing and sharing this excellent video footage from the Reel-to-Reel Rambler room at Hi-Fi Show Live 2019. Lyn’s a highly successful LA-based jazz singer who’s been working with some of the world’s greatest sound engineers (think Bernie Grundman, Al Schmitt) to create audiophile-quality recordings … More View Lyn Stanley’s full presentation for the Rambler at Hi-Fi Show Live, captured by PursuitPerfectSystem.com

Hi-Fi Show Live 2019: “a pivotal moment for tape”!

Well, we did it… this Hallowe’en weekend, The Reel-to-Reel Rambler went from being an online webzine to a collaborative live event at Hi-Fi Show Live 2019 – and what a show it was! If there was any doubt about the growing interest in reel-to-reel, then this weekend must surely have put it to rest. The … More Hi-Fi Show Live 2019: “a pivotal moment for tape”!

Stop press… international jazz artist Lyn Stanley to join the Rambler at Hi-Fi Show Live this October!

Not long to go now till the folks at the R2R rambler make our debut at the UK’s Hi-Fi Show Live in Ascot on 26th & 27th October! We’ve got a stellar line-up of open reel treats planned for you – from vintage and brand new decks, to international audiophile record labels, to Ken Kessler … More Stop press… international jazz artist Lyn Stanley to join the Rambler at Hi-Fi Show Live this October!

R2R live! The Rambler will be at the UK’s Hi-Fi Show Live this October – with tape decks both vintage and brand new, tape labels, tape manufacturers, tech tape advice and more (oh and Ken Kessler!)

The Rambler has some very exciting news to announce…. this October we’re celebrating all things reel-to-reel at the UK’s biggest high-end hi-fi show and we’d love you to come along and join us! The show: Hi-Fi Show Live, Ascot, UK, 26th-27th October 2019 Hi-Fi Show Live, now in its 7thyear, is run by AVTech Media, … More R2R live! The Rambler will be at the UK’s Hi-Fi Show Live this October – with tape decks both vintage and brand new, tape labels, tape manufacturers, tech tape advice and more (oh and Ken Kessler!)

So, how do you make an analogue audio tape? Dave Denyer visits RecordingTheMasters in France to find out how it’s done

In mid-July (perfectly timed for Bastille Day) Dave Denyer headed over to the Avranches in northern France to meet the team at RecordingTheMasters and learn all about the tape manufacturing process. RecordingTheMasters is a leading manufacturer of professional and semi-professional analogue audio tapes. Their tapes are used worldwide in major recording studios and, if you’re … More So, how do you make an analogue audio tape? Dave Denyer visits RecordingTheMasters in France to find out how it’s done

Catch Quentin Collins live in London on 3rd September

If you read my report of attending Chasing The Dragon’s audiophile recordings at London’s Air Studios, you’ll know I’ve now become a fan of internationally renowned jazz trumpet player Quentin Collins, whose recording (as the Quentin Collins All Star Quintet) with Chasing The Dragon will be released on master tape and in various other formats later this year. … More Catch Quentin Collins live in London on 3rd September

Going live: in which Dave Denyer spends two fascinating days at London’s Air Studios witnessing Chasing The Dragon’s audiophile recordings

A week after a wonderful trip to visit Recording the Masters in France (write-up coming soon), I found myself heading to London’s iconic Air Studios. Have I mentioned how much love my job? Just the once or twice perhaps… Since this was my second visit to Hampstead’s hallowed ground, I had some idea of what … More Going live: in which Dave Denyer spends two fascinating days at London’s Air Studios witnessing Chasing The Dragon’s audiophile recordings