Letters from Our Readers

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by Tchad Blake

Whoa. I remember the first issue. You sure it's 18 years? Great work. Still the most readable publication about audio and music. Happy 100th.

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by Jason Lytle

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!

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by Bob Ezrin

Repeat after me, Larry: "I'm 18, and I like it!" Congratulations and I'm looking forward to the next 18 years of good reading.

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by Jeff Powell

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.

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by David Kilgour

Every now and then I think, "Larry will one day stop sending me Tape Op. This can't go on; it's madness." But they keep coming, and coming, and coming. I'm a lucky guy!

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by David Catching

Happy centennial issue, Tape Op! I've learned so much invaluable information from you, as well as your interviews of my favorite engineers and producers, and it didn't cost me a cent! I can't thank you enough for enlightening all of us hacks!

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by Mark Nevers

Wow - still free after 18 years and a hundred issues - that would be like a million dollars in Pro Tools money. Congrats.

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by Howard Bilerman

Congrats, Tape Op! May I be as insightful and inspirational when I'm 100. Here's to the next 18 years!

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by John Agnello

Well, it seems like I have something in common with Tape Op. We both have 100 issues. Congrats on a great run and continued success.

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by Garth Richardson

It's good to know that for 18 years I have had Tape Op in my bathroom in case I run out of toilet paper. Not only a good read, but smooth on the ass as well.

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by Damian Taylor

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.

Published on Mon Mar 10, 2014 by Larry Fast

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.