Columns

by Larry Crane

Mar/Apr 2016

TOC Intro  |  No. 112

TOC 112

by Larry Crane

Right after this issue comes out, April 15th, 2016 will come around. What's the significance of this date? It marks 20 years of Tape Op Magazine. As the founder and editor of this humble mag, I am in...

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...

Jan/Feb 2016

TOC Intro  |  No. 111

TOC Intro #111

by Larry Crane

There's a subtle, interesting thought that pops up several times in this issue. Dave Pensado mentions, "I hate it when I hear somebody trying to be clever." Andrija Tokic notes that his "least...

Nov/Dec 2015

End Rant  |  No. 110

Don't Give Up

by Larry Crane

I'm in front of the console, about one hour into a mixing session with a new client in attendance.  I've got too much on my mind, an issue of the magazine to write and edit, gear to upgrade...

Nov/Dec 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 110

TOC 110

by Larry Crane

I'll bet a lot of our readers know this feeling. You labor over a recording, working so hard, and eventually the music gets released into the world. You feel proud knowing something good has been...

Sep/Oct 2015

End Rant  |  No. 109

Negative Creeping

by Larry Crane

Last year I met up for beers with an audio engineer who was passing through town while doing front of house for a well-known artist on a sold out tour. While we were chatting about life and audio, he...

Sep/Oct 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 109

TOC 109

by Larry Crane

I was invited to speak in front of a recording class that a friend was teaching recently, and one of the topics I brought up was the concept of being a fan of music. I find it hard to believe that...

Jul/Aug 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 108

Intro 108

by Larry Crane

As I was putting this issue together I was also moving into a new office. I feel lucky to finally have enough room to set up a shelf specifically for archive materials, such as magazine back issues,...

May/Jun 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 107

TOC Intro #107

by Larry Crane

I've long been a fan of film soundtracks. In fact I entered college under the pretense of a degree in filmmaking, but (despite obtaining a degree) that time soon transitioned into running lights for...

Mar/Apr 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 106

TOC Intro #106

by Larry Crane

As we move through life, and add a few years to our experiences, it's only natural that we start losing friends along the way. We are all merely mortal. The last several months have been brutal. We...

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