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Letters from Our Readers
I can honestly say if it wasn't for Tape Op I'm not sure I would still be recording, or even writing music anymore. Every issue seems to reenergize my interest in recording, producing, and creating new stuff. I come away from a majority of the interviews excited and feeling not so alone in this often futile, solitary, unglamorous, ear taxing, and low paying line of work I've fallen into. I tip my hat and raise my glass. My sincerest regards!
The first Tape Op I ever picked up was at a friend's house in L.A., and it had an interview with Jim Dickinson that really moved me. I thought it felt like sitting around talking with, and mostly listening, to Jim, which I had done many times in my early days around Ardent Studios. I looked into how to subscribe, and couldn't believe it was free. I have been a fan ever since, and am always excited when it comes in the mail. Thanks for publishing such a great magazine that has always held such integrity, and has drawn me closer to so many new friends and colleagues in this crazy profession we have chosen. I am sure that your magazine has collectively made more records sound "better," whatever that means to anybody, than any one piece of gear that has appeared in the recording world in the last 18 years since you started it. Thank you, and happy 100th issue.
Congratulations to Tape Op for being legal drinking age everywhere, except the USA! The magazine is so wonderful at inspiring me, challenging and questioning my assumptions, educating me, affirming my love of music and recording, and introducing me to an incredible host of characters that I might not have had the chance to listen to otherwise. Huge congratulations to the whole crew who make it a reality for all us studio nerds.
I've always been a bit of a guerrilla electronic recordist. Tape Op is the magazine with an attitude that best matches my approach to creating audio art through technology. I'm always glad to see it in my mailbox. The interview with me in the magazine "got" me better than almost any other. I'll always be a fan of Tape Op.