Flatback?  That Just Means “Smooth”

Flatback? That Just Means “Smooth”

One of the descriptive phrases used for console tape is “flatback”. ┬áThere are a number of different types of paper tape that are described as flatback, and that phrase can mean different things, based on how the tape is to be used. When it comes to consolet tape, flatback lets the user know that the […]

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Good Console Tape-It’s All About The Adhesive

Good Console Tape-It’s All About The Adhesive

No adhesive residue and no damage to equipment surfaces are the hallmarks of a good console labeling product. Petroleum-based synthetic rubber adhesives are what gives good paper tape the ability to adhere firmly to console surfaces, yet be able to be removed cleanly with no adhesive residue and no equipment damage. Avoid any product that […]

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Console Tape- Is It the New Guitar Pick

Console Tape- Is It the New Guitar Pick

Flipping a few guitar picks into the crowd is a time honored way for a concert performer to honor a few audience members with a prized souvenir. After attending a recent concert, i happened to notice a couple of kids begging the sound man for the console tape used to label the mixer for that […]

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Console-Where Did That Word Come From?

Console-Where Did That Word Come From?

The term “console” (as a noun) is used in lots of different ways, but the most common seems to refer to some sort of control surface. Whether operating computers, playing video games or mixing audio sources (microphones, tape playback, etc.), the area that these applications refer to have a common beginning. The first use of […]

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Use Standard Label Abbreviations Known To All Sound People

Use Standard Label Abbreviations Known To All Sound People

Multi-act shows mean that multiple sound people will be using the same mixer and will need to make set changes as quickly as possible. Not having to completely re-label the mixer between acts can save lots of time and avoid confusion. Use of standard abbreviations for inputs both lets the next sound person know what […]

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Labeling A Personal Mixer?  You Might Need Narrower Tape

Labeling A Personal Mixer? You Might Need Narrower Tape

Personal monitor mixers, the ones that allow each performer to do their own monitor mix are popular, in part, because they are small. Both in terms of how they appear on stage and their portability, the small size makes them a great solution for getting a personal mix just for you. Because of their small […]

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Tapeless Studio? Maybe Not

Tapeless Studio? Maybe Not

Recording to computer hard drives has created an environment where only a few studios have actual tape recorders. ┬áStill, as long as there are consoles to be labeled, no studio will really be “tapeless”.  

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For The Best Label, Get The Most Context

For The Best Label, Get The Most Context

Shurtape 724 is available in multiple colors, but for the most useful labeling, it is hard to beat black marker on white tape. Being sure you are reaching for the right control in the dark is about making the label stand out.    

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Shurtape A&E-that’s “Arts & Entertainment”

Shurtape A&E-that’s “Arts & Entertainment”

Periodic re-branding of our favorite console label tape has led to what is now known as Shurtape A&E. Shurtape acquired the brand Permacel P-724 several years ago and incorporated it into their line of tape products intended for arts and entertainment production. Shurtape is one of the largest tape manufacturers in the world and their […]

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Indelibilty-Not Always A Good Thing

Indelibilty-Not Always A Good Thing

One of the great features of using a Sharpie Marker for console labeling is that, once it has dried, you can rub your hands across the label strip all night long and it never smudges. That feature is not so great when the cap on the marker in your pocket comes off without you knowing […]

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