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Richard Kaplan, owner engineer of famed recording studio Indigo Ranch [Tape Op #103] is selling the remainder of his classic equipment collection.  It includes vintage and rare pieces by API, Aengus, Fairchild, Teletronix, Neumann and...
 
I'm not actually going to review the music on this record; it's free, just go get it and listen to it yourself. Instead, I'm a bit fascinated by the mechanics of the release itself. As my wife said when I told her I had the record, "Does anybody...
 
Just a quick note about the upcoming Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in Los Angeles. We have arranged for all Tape Op readers to receive a free Exhibits Plus Badge to the convention. This badge is good for the Exhibition PLUS all...
 
 
 
Legendary record producer Bill Szymczyk helped dial in sounds for The Eagles, Joe Walsh, The James Gang, The Who, Elvin Bishop, and The J. Geils Band. Many have argued that AOR...
 
From the moment I first heard Joy Division's two studio albums, Unknown Pleasures and Closer, I was affected. Initially I returned the LPs to my friend Steve, saying, "These are too gloomy. I don't...
 
In honor of Spoon's new release They Want My Soul (also: survival past the 20-year mark as a functioning rock band), we're making our full interview with them from 2002 available to all subscribers for a bit. Enjoy!
 
With 2014's Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs have made it onto most people's playlists. Frontman and producer extraordinaire Adam Granduciel was kind enough to take a break from touring to...
 
An Australian architecture student bumps into famous producer/engineer Flood while studying in Ireland, returns home to start playing in bands, and eventually moves to London and becomes an...
 
 
 

Welcome to the Sep/Oct 2014 issue of Tape Op!

I arrived at the profession of being an engineer and producer via being a fan. Experiences as a listener and music lover sent me on this path, and certain bits of music pushed me forward. The tangible feeling I got the first time I heard the masterful production of Joy Division's song "Atmosphere" rumbling through a giant stereo system at a friend's house sent me on a quest to absorb more of their music, as well as a desire to learn how they were made. See our excerpts from Chris Hewitt's book on Martin Hannett in this issue for insight into these iconic Joy Division recordings, and more. A music fan also has opinions, and while I've become more relaxed in some of my stances, I still abhor the Eagles. But I do love Joe Walsh and The Who, so check out our interview with Bill Szymczyk in these pages! And what fan doesn't love The Beatles? Check out the interview here with Giles Martin, and see how he struggled with his father's legacy, Sir George Martin, while proceeding to make a name for himself. There's far more in this issue (did I mention I'm a big Tanya Donelly fan?), so dig in and enjoy the mag! But first put on some music you love... - Larry Crane, Editor

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