Tape Camp Iceland 2019
February 7, 2019.
MARA MACHINES & WELCOME TO 1979
ARE TEAMING UP WITH STUDIO SILO
FOR THE VERY FIRST TAPE CAMP IN ICELAND!
Tape Camp Iceland will be held on 8-10 of June 2019.
The project is supported by Uppbyggingarsjóður Austurlands and Tónlistarmiðstöð Austurland.
The three-day workshop is limited to ten people. We keep the attendance numbers small to provide a truly unique experience, and our discussions are tailored depending on what you want to learn. No matter your recording background or skill level, you will come home with new techniques to apply to your recording workflow!
The day will be spent demonstrating the differences and similarities between analog and digital recording. We will set up a vast array of analog reverbs (plates, delays, echo chambers) and discuss how to better use your own recording setups in a more “analog” way. Towards the end of the day we bring in a talented singer/songwriter to record on tape – this helps us focus on vocal, piano or acoustic guitar recording techniques.
A full band comes in we can try all of our newfound techniques on. Everyone gets to engineer, assist, tape op, punch-in, and really learn how to use tape machines to their fullest! At the end of the weekend, you’ll be able to take the digital files (transferred from tape) home to play with in your own recording setup!
We focus solely on the art and science of tape machine alignment. The fundamentals of elevated levels, bias, and head alignments will be thoroughly explained. After an alignment is demonstrated to the group, each person will align the machine with guidance.
PRICE & TRAVELS
The fee is 40.000 ISK which includes the three days of Tape Camp, basic shared dorm-style accommodation in our village, and airport pickup from the evening flight coming into Egilsstaðir at 20:00. You may also choose to book
your own accommodation, and also drive here instead of flying, however the fee remains the same. Your return to the airport can be done using the morning bus which departs our village at 6:30 am each morning.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
For bookings contact Vinny :