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Re: Track Marking Tape

Postby blinddrew » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:06 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote::D I have a bit of a thing about insulating tape.... Never found anything it's actually any use for because there are always better alternatives!
I think about half my cars have been held together with insulation tape - the other half with gaffa tape. :)
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Re: Track Marking Tape

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:24 am

blinddrew wrote:I think about half my cars have been held together with insulation tape - the other half with gaffa tape. :)

Self-fusing silicone rubber tape is what you need. Does all the things insulting tape (and gaffa) does, but a load more as well (including being waterproof) making it massively more useful in the car toolbox! :D

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Re: Track Marking Tape

Postby Rich Hanson » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:37 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I loathe insulting tape!

Me too, that stuff is just so rude!

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Re: Track Marking Tape

Postby Brian M Rose » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:08 pm

Remember you can always use masking take and stick whatever white tape you want to on top. I use Dymo paper tape as most of the time, it's pretty permanent.
the one NO NO it using Chinagraph on the fader strip itself; (to mark levels) that's a capital offense!
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Re: Track Marking Tape / Why I Love Labels

Postby BillB » Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:44 pm

OK, I am digging this up because of the great article in the latest SOS:

https://www.soundonsound.com/people/why-love-labels

So, I have searched for console / artist tape, and the impression I get, even from eBay / Amazon, which I would prefer to avoid, is that there is none in the UK!

Does anyone know of a UK supplier with stock?
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Re: Track Marking Tape

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:05 pm

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Re: Track Marking Tape

Postby MOF » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:24 pm

the one NO NO it using Chinagraph on the fader strip itself; (to mark levels) that's a capital offense!

I thought that was industry practice. If it wasn’t all ITB I’m sure I’d still be doing that.
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Re: Track Marking Tape

Postby BillB » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:38 pm

Thanks Hugh - a comprehensive set of options! :thumbup:

And yet more options:
https://www.gaffatape.com/fluorescent-console-tape/
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Re: Track Marking Tape

Postby Arpangel » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:11 am

All mixers should have built in scribble strips, some material like etch-a-sketch where you just erase it would be great. I always use green insulating tape, and mark on it with a Chinagraph pencil, I find green tape gives a more relaxing sound.
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