Atomic Tape by FOT

Atomic_tape_by_FoTAtomic Tape by FOT

This Atomic Tape is AWESOME!  Published at by member “FOT” this simple 2 color stencil cleverly turns this wall into some pretty cool deviant artwork.  Just when you thought your cassette tape collection was dead, this cool spray art brings the atomic tape to life.   What a great way to repair a beat up old wall and give it that retro look with style.  Overall, we think your atomic tape is “FOT-ing” cool!


Atomic Alley on Tape Art

Check out the Atomic Alley inspired by Victory Day as seen on Tape Art:



At Atomic Tape .com we like to bring you all the cool Atomic Tape stories – This one is about some local people doing cool stuff in their community.  The Atomic Alley story was seen on the Tape Art website.

Workforce Recovery

As contributors to the Workforce Reinvestment Act, Trummerkind artists Michael Townsend and Colin Bliss have taken on twelve employees ranging in age from fourteen to twenty. As professional artists Townsend and Bliss hope to impart their own experiences and introduce the participants to a wide variety of applicable job skills.

Nice job with the Atomic Alley!  We love it!


Atomic Design Sells TAPE!


Atomic Design sells TAPE!  At Atomic Tape .com you can find all sorts of info about tape.  Atomic Designs does a whole lot more than sell tape but in case you are looking for gaffer tape here’s what they have to say about it:

“Gaffer’s tape is used for the temporary mounting of lighting fixtures and reflectors; for the moisture and dust-proof sealing of equipment cases and film containers; for bundling and positioning of floor cables; and floor marks for actor’s positioning. Gaff tape is an economical, high strength vinyl impregnated cloth tape with a matte finish, available in a host of colors. It has a high performance adhesive system and is highly conformable to irregular surfaces. Pro-Gaff is waterproof, tear and abrasion resistant, and has a smooth, controlled unwind, and is hand tearable. It is one of the most popular tapes on any stage. ” Silicone Tape is also popular amongst gaffers and stage electricians, and is useful for many on set repairs.

They also sell a bunch of other varieties of tape for all your taping and repairing needs. Check out their cool “About Us” video here:

Atomic Design


Atomic Red Tape

Atomic Red Tape

At Atomic Tape . com you can find lots of information about atomic tape.  In this case, the tape is the proverbial “red tape” about atomic nuclear power.  As seen in The Times of India, November 19, 2007:

The political paralysis over the nuclear deal – which as these columns have argued is overwhelmingly in India’s interest – may not have arisen at all if the BJP had been supportive of what it had itself initiated when in power between 1998 and 2004. It carried out nuclear tests at Pokhran, then imposed a unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing and initiated a process of rapprochement with the US. The nuclear deal is the logical culmination of that process.

Had the BJP not put politics above national interest by baiting the Left to pull out of the government over the nuclear deal, the Left would not have resisted the deal tooth and nail as it is doing now. For the record, the BJP’s position is that the deal ties India’s hands by preventing it from conducting nuclear tests in future. Opposition leader L K Advani has said that India should make preparations to conduct a Pokhran-III, if necessary. This kind of political posturing sums up what is depressing and vacuous about India’s nuclear debate. Nuclear explosions are not like Diwali crackers one sets off every now and then. There’s a global consensus against testing, broken in recent times only by rogue states such as North Korea.

That’s why the BJP-led government imposed a moratorium on testing after Pokhran-II.

It should also be noted that the nuclear deal itself doesn’t foreclose India’s nuclear testing options. It doesn’t state that civilian nuclear cooperation with India ceases the day it carries out tests. That would require a determination by the American president that there were no extenuating circumstances for India carrying out more tests; that, for example, a worsening security situation didn’t force its hand.

If India’s neighbours were to carry out new nuclear tests – which is the only conceivable situation in which New Delhi could be driven to test – it can always cite compelling reasons to do so. A confident Indian government should realise that Washington desires good relations with New Delhi as much as New Delhi does with Washington.

But let’s take the worst case scenario, where New Delhi carries out tests and Washington suspends nuclear cooperation in response. Even in that case New Delhi is back to where it is now; it isn’t any worse off. Like the Left, the BJP doesn’t have any real case against the nuclear deal. Let’s not allow it to be derailed because of procedural nitpicking.


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Atomic Bikini Tapes

Atomic:  The Bikini Tapes

Ok seriously? How cool is this?  Atomic Bikini Tapes, who doesn’t want to know what THAT is?  Here at Atomic Tape .com you can find all sorts of cool stuff!


The Norwegian-Swedish quintet Atomic may be considered the Scandinavian equivalent of Chicago’s Vandermark 5. Atomic’s compositions, like Ken Vandermark’s, are loaded with clever references to the history of modern and free jazz, and both groups’ players know how to integrate these influences without losing their original voices. The architecture of the compositions is very tight, with well written and complex ensemble passages, but at the same time they are very fluid, flowing with exciting rhythmic energy.

Ken Vandermark has already recognized Atomic’s qualities and enlisted its players to join his various ensembles. Swedish trumpet player Magnus Broo recently joined Peter Brotzmann’s Chicago Tentet; fellow Swedish reed player Fredrik Ljungkvist is a member of Vandermark’s Territory Band; Norwegian bassist Ingebright Haker Flaten recorded with Vandermark in the now-defunct School Days, and together with Norwegian pianist HÃ¥vard Wiik joined Vandermark to form the trio Free Fall. Norwegian drummer Paal-Nilssen Love is one of Vandermark’s close associates and has recorded two duets with him. He’s a member of Vandermark’s FME; Vandermark’s Territory Band; a new Vandermark group, Powerhouse, with Norwegian noise maker Lasse Marhaug; the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet; and School Days.

But what best defines Atomic and the Vandermark 5 is that both groups are meant to play live on a regular basis. The new live three-disc collection The Bikini Tapes is the best testimony of Atomic’s captivating abilities on stage. It’s an ironic name—especially with the painting of a palm tree on the cover. The disc was recorded in cool Norway during seven concerts at the beginning and the end of Atomic’s exhaustive 2004 European and American tour (which included a joint tour with Vandermark 5 that was chronicled in Atavistic’s 2004 Flammable Material poster box set).

The Bikini Tapes feature seventeen tracks from Atomic’s two previous jazz releases, Feet Music (2001) and Boom Boom (2003), and their collaboration with Ken Vandermark’s School Days (Nuclear Assembly Hall, Okka Disk, 2004)—as well as one cover, Radiohead’s “Pyramid Song,” and new compositions, all penned by Ljungkvist (the main composer), Broo, and Wiik.

Broo blends Dixieland references into his playing on “Den Flyktiga Magneten”; borrows from mid-sixties Miles Davis on Ljungkvist’s “Boom Boom”; and reflects Lester Bowie’s flights of imagination on “Alla Dansar Samba Till Tyst Musik.” Wiik pays tribute to the late Steve Lacy on his tender “Leave Stacy” and reflects on Lennie Tristano’s West Coast Cool sounds on “Re-Lee.” Ljungkvist is one of the best kept secrets of the European continent, a reed player who leans on Ornette’s legacy during “Feet From Above”; or on the Coltrane quartet’s sophisticated interplay during “Konards Hopp Om Livet”—but also borrows New Orleans themes on “Toner Fran Forr” and pays his respects to Jimmy Giuffre on “El Coto.”

His composition “Kerosene,” originally from Nuclear Assembly Hall, is one of the most arresting ones in this set, revolving around the unison lines of Ljungkvist and Broo, stressed by the propulsive rhythm of the Norwegian rhythm section. Nilssen-Love’s endless energy keeps pushing the group, but he knows how to spice his playing with surprising colorations. He and Flaten have turned into the new European brand of rhythm section, playing for such diverse groups such as Swedish reed player Mats Gustafsson’s punk-jazz outfit The Thing, Finnish guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim’s metal-jazz Scorch trio, Vandermark’s post bop School Days, and reed player Zim Ngqawana’s South African-Norwegian group.

The Bikini Tapes feature many highlights. “Boom Boom,” which ends disc one and three, features thunderous solos by Broo and Ljungkvist. It’s contrasted by the elegant articulation of “Kerosene”; the sweet, bluesy version of “Pyramid Song,” which Broo and Ljungkvist’s beautiful, serpentine lines bring toward a restrained climax; and the catchy improvisations of “Alla Dansar Samba Till Tyst Musik.” The Bikini Tapes is a true document of a working group at its peak form. Unfortunately, there are not many working bands in jazz today like Atomic (or, for that matter, Vandermark’s various groups). Warmly recommended.
Tracks: CD1: Geometrical Restlessness; Feets From Above; Kerosene; Leave Stacy; Boom Boom. CD2: Den Flyktiga Magneten; El Coto; Bop About; Alla Dansar Samba Till Tyst Musik; Konrads Hopp Om Livet; Pyramid Song. CD3:Toner Fran Forr; Alla Dansar Samba Till Tyst Musik; Hyper; Kerosene; Re Lee; Boom Boom.

Personnel: Fredrik Ljungkvist: saxophone, clarinet; Magnus Broo: trumpet; Havard Wiik: piano; Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: bass; Paal Nilssen-Love: drums, percussion.


Atomic Tape X-Rays from Scotch Tape

Atomic Tape – Scientists say standard Scotch Tape can produce atomic X-Rays!


Here is one of the coolest articles on Atomic Tape . com!  One of the joys of physics, and science in general, is that even seemingly mundane objects occasionally yield physical surprises.  A great example of this made the news about a month ago: the observation that, under the right circumstances, x-rays can be generated by the peeling of Scotch tape!  The phenomenon is an extreme example of the phenomenon of triboluminescence, and I thought I would take a closer look at the research results, which appeared in Nature.

First, a quick but important notice:  THERE’S NO REASON TO WORRY ABOUT USING STICKY TAPE AT HOME!  As we will note below, the x-ray effect is only significant when tape is peeled in a high vacuum.  Such a condition obviously does not occur without special preparation.  So the wrapping of Christmas packages can continue without fear.

It’s worth taking a moment to explain why this seems like such a surprising result in the first place.   Interaction energies in normal chemical interactions tend to be no greater than 10′s of electron volts; for instance, it takes 13.6 eV to ionize a hydrogen atom.  If the reaction releases a photon, this puts the wavelength of the photon at best in the ultraviolet or visible range, with an energy several orders of magnitude lower than the keV or MeV of x-rays.  X-ray emission from atoms under normal circumstances comes only from nuclear processes, e.g. the decay of an atomic nucleus.  Chemical reactions seemingly don’t have enough ‘oomph!’ to generate x-rays.

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Atomic Pest Says Use Tape for Scorpion Trap

Atomic Pest?  Hey, of course at the Atomic Tape blog we like the name so we have to say something about these guys.  Especially when they use TAPE to catch a scorpion!


Apparently there are 56 different types of scorpions in Arizona that all sting.  Yikes.  That sounds like 56 things on the planet we really don’t need.  So Atomic Pest Control says  that in order to prevent the scorpions from dropping in to a crib (or other place you don’t want Scorpions), you need to install a plastic scorpion shield.   Hang a sheet of flat plastic, or other flat smooth material that is larger than the size of the crib, and make sure it is several inches from the ceiling.  Tape it in place.  Then place double-sided sticky tape around the inside of the board.  Scorpions will then fall onto the board and get stuck, rather than fall into the crib or bed.  Tape THAT scorpions!  Atomic Tape .com says this is a pretty cool use of tape.

To read the full article from Atomic Pest Control, here’s the orginal source:

Atomic 3.0 Tape to DVD

Atomic 3.0 Tape to DVD

Wondering how on Atomic 3.0 to record from Tape to DVD?  No problem, Atomic Tape . com found this great information on the Atomic MPC Forum:


I want to record from video tape to DVD. I have tried a few TV tuners and a VCR + DVD combo machine and I always get a weird line at the bottom of the picture. Is there any way to avoid this?


For best results you need to use something like a Canopus ADVC-55
Not cheap though at around $400.00 for that model.
Has standard RCA in ports and outputs via Firewire, so you need a firewire card or mobo with firewire built in. Note that it won’t copy Macrovision protected tapes either (most commercial VHS tapes).
or you could use an internal card like the ACEDVio
Prices seem to vary massively on this…dvio&spos=1
Avermedia and probably others do proper capture cards that are cheaper than the GrassValley stuff.

Again may not work with Macrovision protected tapes.

When I did this ages ago I used the ADVC-55 for most of my tapes and for the few macrovision protected ones I captured straight to the TV tuner like you. I tried several and got the best results using a Leadtek PXDVR3200H. The bifg thing with this tuner is it has an inbuilt analogue hardware encoder, unlike a lot of other tuner cards. The hardware encoder means you get a lot less audio sync issues which where a real problem with software encoders and the 2.6Ghz P3 based PC I was doing the capture on. At the time this was a fairly high end PC. 😛

For easy recording a straight DVD Recorder – VHS VCR Combination is often easiest but again won’t do copy protected material.

As for your original problem you are going to have to run the video through an editor and do a bit of cropping on the video component.
For cropping video in the past I think I used Virtualdub, or Gordianknot, but was a long time ago so don’t ask me how to use either of these tools.
Just be aware you want to avoid reencoding your recordings to a different format then burning to DVD which means an other encode. This is not only slow but reduces the video and audio quality each time an encode is done, and you want to avoid that at all costs on a VHS tape recording.


I use an Easycap DC60+ as my capture device, plugged into the VCR. The audio output from the VCR goes into my sound card, but could equally go into onboard mobo sound.

*EDIT* I used the latest drivers found direct here (~28MB .RAR file from ezcap support), they’re the same brand re-named to avoid cheap copycats. They work fine on w7 x64, but don’t update them through Windows update because it breaks recording and you’ll need to roll them back */EDIT*

I use DScaler to record, with Gamma, Linear Correction, Sharpness and Noise Reduction filters activated. This is based on a lot of fiddling with settings to get video output I liked.

I record with the huffyuv v2.1.1 codec full height interlaced RGB, and audio settings at 48000Hz 16 bit.

I then chuck the resulting file through handbrake with video filters Detelecine (default), Deinterlace (slower) and Denoise (medium). Constant quality of RF20. I also boost the audio by 20dBA. It exports as an h.264 mkv file roughly 1.4GB in size for an hour and a half of footage. I could’ve done smaller, but I wanted to extract all the quality I could.

All up, the most expensive part of it is the time I need to invest in hanging around while the various recordings and encodings happen.

Then just burn to DVD using whatever software supports h.264 mkvs.

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