Reader Brent E (bcengels at yahoo dot com) sent in some cool links about audio. The possibility of and “acoustic cloak” is discussed. The future of studio soundproofing? Music and Auditory illusions are discussed in the New Scientist

 

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Anu Kirk · July 18, 2012
Your magazine was not the first place I'd seen Count's "I Have a Credit Problem" essay [Tape Op #89], but I feel compelled to respond. I agree with his general ideas - credits should be shown, and the current "album experience" in the digital...
Larry Crane · March 21, 2011
Joe McGinty has Carousel Studio in New York. Here his pal Amy Hobby gathered 20 young ladies to knock out a great version of Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" on film featuring Joe's INSAME collection of vintage keyboards. This film is the best...
Scott Evans · June 14, 2011
  Lots of laptops use an accelerometer to detect that the computer is falling. When that happens, the computer parks the hard drive heads to prevent them from bouncing on the HD platter. Apple calls this the Sudden Motion Sensor. On...
Larry Crane · Feb. 23, 2010
We're thinking of printing some bumper stickers to help promote the Tape Op brand name. Our ideas have included: "My Other Car is a Tape Op" "My Child is an Honor Student at Tape Op" "Honk if You're Tape Op" "I'd rather be reading Tape...
Larry Crane · Oct. 6, 2009
Tape Op contributor, Chris Mara, has organized an amazing studio event coming up. I wanted to go but sessions have stopped me. If you can make it, this sounds like a lot of fun. Tape Op Messageboard Thread and instructions Welcome to 1979 Studio
Larry Crane · Nov. 25, 2011
Eddie Ashworth dropped me a line about the work he and many other scholars are doing with the Art of Record Production folks. Be sure to read The Journal for the Art of Record Production online. It's densely full of articles, interviews, reviews...
Vijith Assar · Aug. 14, 2008
In issue #62, Josh Boughey reviewed the Monome 40h, a minimalist button-and-light interface which can be used to run musical applications. It's absolutely captivating in its simplicity; I'm writing this as an outsider, but as far as I can tell, the...
Garrett Haines · Nov. 30, 2010
Going through some archives I came across this priceless piece of history: its the rate card from the studio my friends and I used to go to. You can see it here:. After years of nagging, we did get him to discount our rate to $50 an hour,...
Larry Crane · July 1, 2011
You know, when an email with a title like this shows up at Tape Op we just gotta laugh. And an email just did show up, and I hope I don't alienate a potential advertiser or supporter, but hey, please think of another way to promote your...