Show of hands: who has actually cut a record on analog tape? No, 2″ tape. Your old Tascam 4-track doesn’t count. Okay, so that’s a couple of you. Now, how many of you actually know how to work one of the damn machines yourself? Yeah, didn’t think so. Seriously, how could you forget what “Sel-Rep” mode does?
In case you’re curious as to the staggering breadth of your pointed ignorance, Playbuzz has this 10 question analog tape quiz to hone your humility. Do me a favor and post your score in the comments. I manged to guess my way to 5 out of 10 but I was only sure about 2 or 3 my answers. Because really, “reference fluxivity” can’t be a real thing, right?