Is Mixing Sound An Art?  It Is If You Use This Tape

Is Mixing Sound An Art? It Is If You Use This Tape

The paper tape that sound techs use for console labeling is used for lots of other purposes. The market for console labeling is not really large enough to justify the manufacturing of a dedicated product for this task, so the best console labeling tape is adapted from a product intended for a mor general use. […]

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Buying Console Tape?  Check Your Space First

Buying Console Tape? Check Your Space First

Sometimes when customer order console tape on the phone and we ask them what size they want, they say “just send me the usual”. There is no “usual” when it comes to the space available for labeling a mixer and if you get a size that is too large, you’ll have excess tape where you […]

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Dry Erase Board Labels?  Not Unless You Want To “Wear” Your Mix Home!

Dry Erase Board Labels? Not Unless You Want To “Wear” Your Mix Home!

I came across a discussion recently about mixer labeling on a pro sound forum.  A forum member had asked how other members labeled consoles when there were multiple acts with quick changeover times. One interesting response came from someone who had applied a piece of dry erase marker board to the label section of his […]

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Like Lines On A Parking Lot

Like Lines On A Parking Lot

  Properly marking a sound console with tape can often mean more than just giving a name to each input with paper labeling tape. Use of large consoles can also be well served by adding some vertical tape lines between input sections to quickly draw your eye to the section of the console that needs […]

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Masking Tape = FAIL!

Masking Tape = FAIL!

Labeling your mixer with masking tape is pretty much the same as putting a sign on your back that says “I have no idea what I’m doing“. You only have to do this important job with masking tape once to understand what I am talking about. One reason that utility grade masking tape is so […]

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This Synthetic Rubber Adhesive Is Not For Cable Wrapping

This Synthetic Rubber Adhesive Is Not For Cable Wrapping

There are lots ways to secure coiled cable, including tape, but Shurtape 724 paper label tape is not one of them. The adhesive on this tape can interact with the natural rubber jacket on some cables, leaving a residue when the tape is removed. This residue is not a problem on surfaces like sound consoles […]

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Flatback?  That Just Means “Smooth”

Flatback? That Just Means “Smooth”

One of the descriptive phrases used for console tape is “flatback”.  There 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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