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Larry Crane · Sept. 28, 2009
I received several CDs recently, notably the Monsters of Folk (Jim James, M. Ward, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis) and Porcupine Tree's The Incident, that I really wanted to listen to but was unable to hear. Why? Because these promo discs were...
Larry Crane · May 16, 2011
We sent intrepid reporter Jeorgia Anderson to cover this fascinating event. -LC When I read that the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) was holding their 45th annual conference in downtown Los Angeles May 11-14, I went to...
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...
Vijith Assar · Oct. 2, 2009
It's not Idol, technically, but America's Got Talent and its dentally-impaired overseas cousin are still franchises helmed by Simon Cowell, who I think we can all agree has become somewhat of a figurehead for shitty pop music and...
Larry Crane · Jan. 12, 2012
I was fortunate enough to get an Apogee Duet 2 recently. This device hooks up to your computer's USB port (and is powered from there) and allows you to monitor audio. I'm not gonna go into all the details, see our review of the original Duet. At...
Larry Crane · July 2, 2008
Speaking of the art world, reader Halsey Burgund sent a link to his installation that “involves some unconventional recording techniques, mainly doing it wirelessly and using lots of open-source and customized software.” Looks like fun...
Larry Crane · Dec. 18, 2008
Yup. And here's the video. Funny as shit. "Thanks AutoTune!"
Larry Crane · March 22, 2013
Yes, this is where I found myself running Pro Tools today. I WAS able to combine my favorite things: cooking, beer, coffee and recording. 
Larry Crane · Aug. 13, 2008
In line with Andy Hong's list of gear (issue #66) he's reviewed in the past that he still finds amazing, here's a list of stuff I was using this last month that I think deserves special credit for the amount of times I fall back on these pieces and...