Welcome to issue #30 of Tape Op.
As I write this I'm still recovering from the first ever Tape Op Conference, which was held in Sacramento, CA, May 31-June 2. The event went very well, with informative panels, lots of passionate opinions, rockin' music at night, funny recording clips from movies on the big screen, a mariachi band at lunch and a blowout party at The Hangar to wrap things up on Sunday. Thanks again to everyone (especially Craig Schumacher who came up with the idea for the conference) who was there in any capacity — there was a real positive, exciting feeling about this whole event and many people made new friends and acquaintances. It looks like we'll probably do another Tape Op Conference next year, so keep your eye on the mag and the website to see where and when. We're also trying to figure out what to do with the video and audio from the event, and we'll let you know when that gets done. I think my biggest surprise (besides the fact that it went so smoothly) was that I learned so much. I got to sit for hours and listen to people share their knowledge and experience. Shit, it was almost like a live version of the magazine!