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Sporadic and regular articles from our contributors.

Nov/Dec 2016

End Rant  |  No. 116

You Can't Buy Loyalty

by Marc Golde

We’ve all been there. A band that you’re very excited about books time in your studio. They are also excited to work with you in your facility. It’s their first, or maybe second,...

Sep/Oct 2016

End Rant  |  No. 115

Give Me a Hammer, Part 2

by John Baccigaluppi

Several years ago, I wrote an End Rant [Tape Op #102] about my frustration with software upgrades, and how I wanted a stable recording platform. I received a surprising amount of positive emails...

Jul/Aug 2016

End Rant  |  No. 114

Just Start Over

by Larry Crane

I remember a session, 17 years ago, with the band Quasi, for the album Field Studies. We'd tracked a song, "Birds." I thought the initial take was fine, and I believe we'd started overdubbing on it....

Jul/Aug 2016

Gear Geeking  |  No. 114

Windows 10

by Andy Hong

The nascence of my music-technology career goes back to high school, when I wrote a 1-bit sampling drum-machine program for my Apple ][+, utilizing the computer's cassette-tape storage port as the A/D...

Jan/Feb 2016

Gear Geeking  |  No. 111

Audio Analysis Software

by Andy Hong

When I'm reviewing gear, audio analysis software like FuzzMeasure [this issue] gives me the ability to resolve differences in sound quality and consequently use objective language when conveying those...

Jan/Feb 2016

End Rant  |  No. 111

Don't Trust Your Microphones

by Larry Crane

While interviewing Andrija Tokic for this issue of Tape Op he told me, "Mics are nothing like ears. It's about learning how to get what you like out of a sound." I couldn't agree more. I'm...

Nov/Dec 2015

Gear Geeking  |  No. 110

An Ode to Ribbons

by Andy Hong

I can remember back in 2002, when I first joined the Tape Op team as Reviews Editor, ribbon mics were relatively rare, and even new ones, like the now ubiquitous Royer Labs R-12, weren't too often...

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