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Jan. 18, 2017

TOC Intro

Intro / TOC #117

by Larry Crane

Here’s one constant scenario I run into: A client comes to me with tracks to mix. They’ve recorded in a home studio, or some such modest setting. Their gear list is fairly limited, maybe...

Jan. 21, 2017

Gear Reviews

SU-017 Large-diaphragm Tube Mic

by Thom Monahan

The first time I heard the Soyuz SU-017, it was facing backwards. A singer was wailing away into the wrong side of its cardioid-only pattern, and it wasn't half bad. It actually sounded pretty focused...

Jan. 21, 2017

Gear Reviews

LA320 Tube Condenser Mic

by Ben Bernstein

I recently borrowed a demo set of the Lauten Audio Black Series microphones. I have been a big fan of the company's Signature Series mics and was excited to try the new Black Series LA320 tube mic. At...

Jan. 21, 2017

Gear Reviews

560A 500-series Compressor

by Geoff Stanfield

The venerable dbx 160A is a compressor you see frequently in studios — home and pro alike. It's super easy to use, and it's flexible enough to perform relatively unnoticed gain-reduction,...

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Hank Shocklee

by Philip Stevenson

Sometimes it's too bad Tape Op doesn't offer an audio version of the magazine. Whatever you might know or not know about Hank Shocklee, it's difficult without hearing him speak, to convey the...

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