Tape Syncs

Tape syncs, or “double-enders,” are audio productions where an audio engineer records one side of a remote interview using broadcast quality recording equipment while the interview subject speaks (usually over the phone) with an interviewer.

The resulting recording is synchronized with the recording of the host back at the studio, to produce a high-quality two-way conversation without the need for both people to be in the same studio location.

SBN is available to produce tape synchs for podcasters, radio stations, and radio networks. We use Tascam DR-44WL digital audio recorders, Sennheiser shotgun microphones with Røde PG2-R Pistol Grip and dual Rycote Lyre shockmounts.

We are available for tape syncs in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware. To book our services for a tape sync, please email steve@statebroadcastnews.com or call +1 (856) 751-5491.

Tape syncs produced

Feeding Squadrons of Pilots and Hungry Officers Trained Ray Boutwell for a Life in Food Service (Ep 9: Feb 10, 2020): Service: Veterans’ Stories of Hunger and War tells the stories of World War II veterans through stories about food. In this episode of Service, Navy veteran Ray Boutwell shares how he cooked at a training camp in New Jersey toward the latter part of the war: what equipment they had in the kitchen, what dishes they made regularly, and the difference between ingredients the government supplied and those officers of means could get the cooks to purchase on their own. We recorded the tape sync for this episode of the podcast at Ray’s Boozy Cupcakes, Etc., Southgate Plaza, 1225 Haddonfield-Berlin Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043.

History This Week: When Black Men Won the Vote (Feb. 2, 2020): February 3, 1870. The 15th Amendment is ratified, which establishes the right to vote for black men in America. While Jim Crow laws would grip the south by 1877, there was a brief, seven-year window of opportunity. Half a million black voters turned out at the polls, and 2,000 black officials are estimated to have been elected during this time. What did this moment of progress look like? And how do those votes still impact our lives 150 years later? We recorded the tape sync with Prof. Yohuru Williams, professor of history and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, at the Delaware History Museum, 504 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware.

Why Women Kill: Truth, Lies and Labels: The Black Widow, S1E1 (September 20, 2019): We recorded the tape sync for the interview in this podcast with James R. Fitzgerald, a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Criminal Profiler and author of the memoir series A Journey Into the Center of the Mind.  Fitzgerald’s interview appears at [17:30] in the program.

Bad with Money with Gaby Dunn, S4E14: Student Loan Advice from NJ Secretary of Higher Ed Zakiya Smith Ellis (July 24, 2019): Gaby talks to education superstar Zakiya Smith Ellis, a millennial who’s also the Secretary of Higher Education for New Jersey. They talk about how college debt has gotten so out of hand…making community college free… the tricky things universities do to make students feel like they’re getting a “deal” on tuition… and the freedom of giving up on a “dream school”.