About Tape Tardis

Audio Cassettes Tape Tardis

Tape Tardis looks back at audio cassette tapes, their properties, their use, and the trivia surrounding them. The site’s original format was that of a photo blog – each post featuring a quality image of a specific audio cassette, and a little information relating to it. However, whilst the photo is still the central feature in many posts, the blog is now developing into a source of interesting facts, with the text content serving as a library for anyone who wants to explore the world of analogue home recording in greater depth.

There’s a full index of featured blank audio cassettes, and a full index of featured pre-recorded audio cassettes.

As a musician involved in home recording since my school days, I built a strong affinity with audio cassettes over the years, and probably cast a more critical ear over them than most. But I want to present the information in a way everyone can relate to. This is not a collage of scientific analysis and mathematical equasions. It’s a blog for anyone with an interest in audio cassettes and the music, the sounds, they preserved. Whether you’ve a vague, passing interest, or total obsession – you’re sure to find plenty of facts and photos to feed your appetite.

The growing retro appeal now being acquired by audio cassettes is something I suppose was inevitable, given the number of years we’ve now been swamped by digital media. Tape Tardis is a release from the predictability of the computer age, and a window into the much more challenging, but often more exciting, world of analogue audio recording.

Welcome, and happy viewing.