What's the attraction of vintage consoles? There's no denying that a classic console will look incredible in your studio and make a great investment, too. But the real draw will always be the...
 
What is the attraction of vintage microphones? While we all may spend more hands-on studio time with our outboard gear, our console, and so on, there's undoubtedly a uniquely personal connection we...
 
Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a walk through...
 
How does a newbie learn the secret handshake of the recording community and master the tricks that make the pros sound so professional? Larry Crane's new video courses on lynda.com can...
 
 
What happens when a band, Washington, D.C.'s eclectic post-rock Beauty Pill, is commissioned to record their latest album over two weeks in a public arts center and become a live exhibit for patrons?...
 
THE "DRUG STORE TRUCK-DRIVING MAN" From Tape Op issue #2! Here's a true story from an engineer that was there: On the condition of anonymity, here's what happened, as best as I remember it... keep...
 
I recently had the chance to interview one of my favorite musician/studio owners, Peter Gabriel. The situation involved me and three other writers sitting in a wooden shed with an SSL at one end, in...
 

Written by Gye Green · Nov. 3, 2009
Sometimes recordists (and musicians, more broadly) have to ship a piece of gear - either to the manufacturer for repairs, or to the retailer as a return or exchange. Just as recording is more than...
 
Written by A. B. Daniels · Sept. 24, 2008
Soon after finishing a technical engineering degree, Tom Bugs completed and sold his first batch of Weevils. While working out how to give life to what would become BugBrand, Tom helped out at the...
 
Talk a little about your Lucas equipment. I started about '89 or '90. Really what inspired it was two things: It was always difficult recording guitars, because a lot of what I did experimenting on...
 
What exactly is/are "trombone-propelled electronics?" The backwards guitar pieces were fun to watch because of all those "horny guitars" (as my wife dubbed the highly pronged pawnshop specials that...