You Know Nothing About Analog Tape, Joe Schmoe. And this quiz proves it.

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?

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.