Label Making

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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Trouble Shooting Tip-Try Console Label Tape

Trouble Shooting Tip-Try Console Label Tape

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to trouble shoot a cabling problem, in the dark, while an event is going on. Most audio visual system failures begin as cable failures, so it is not unusual to have to trouble shoot and fix a problem on the fly, while an event is going on. More […]

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Label Tape Missing?  Label It!

Label Tape Missing? Label It!

Tape on event sites has a tendency to grow legs and walk away. It is useful, portable and generic. If you want to make sure you hang on to your console marking tape until the last inch is used, take your Sharpie Marker and write your name on the inside of the hub. That way, […]

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Of Course, Mixing Sound Is An Art

Of Course, Mixing Sound Is An Art

If you’re having trouble buying console tape locally, it may be because you are asking for the wrong thing. We call Shurtape 724 “console tape”, and it has been the tape of choice for sound pros for console marking for many years. It is actually much more commonly known as “artist tape”. Graphic artists like […]

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Mixing In The Dark?  Use Glow Tape For “Lane Markers”

Mixing In The Dark? Use Glow Tape For “Lane Markers”

Sometimes sound mixing in specialized environments require that you work in the dark. Even a small console light is more than the event manager will allow for certain dramatic parts of a show. When this happens, small pieces of glow tape fixed to critical controls on the console can help you grab the right knob […]

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Too Enthusiastic With The Sharpie?  This Will Clean It Up

Too Enthusiastic With The Sharpie? This Will Clean It Up

The Sanford Sharpie Marker is the industry standard for labeling sound consoles and other electronic gear. Every well-prepared tech has one in his pocket. When you use properly coated label tape like Shurtape P724, then Sharpie bleed through (bleeding through the tape and onto the equipment). The problem comes when, usually in the dark, you […]

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