May/Jun 2014
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#101
Reviewed by Eli Crews, Andy Hong, Scott McChane · May 15, 2014
For many months, contributing writer Eli Crews and Assistant Gear Reviews Editor Scott McChane have been switching back and forth between Pro Tools 11 and Pro Tools 10 [Tape Op #89] for their...
 
May/Jun 2014
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#101
Reviewed by Dave Hidek · May 15, 2014
It seems like every time that I use a new plug-in from FabFilter, I find myself ceasing to use another similar plug-in that'd I'd been religiously using for years. Such was the case again with...
 
Perhaps sample-rate conversion is something you do rarely. On the other hand, if you're like me, you have to juggle multiple projects that need preparation for different destinations and sample-rates....
 
May/Jun 2014
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#101
Reviewed by Brandon Miller · May 15, 2014
Getting prepped for this review was something of a unique experience. For the first time in five or six years of doing reviews for Tape Op, the founder of a company wanted to speak live over the phone...
 
May/Jun 2014
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#101
Reviewed by Garrett Haines · May 15, 2014
I often need to audition audio files or compare different sources. I used to have a generic session in my DAW for this, but that became unmanageable. There were simply too many sample-rates, formats,...
 
May/Jun 2014
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#101
Reviewed by Eli Crews · May 15, 2014
This is a simple little plug-in that does one thing extremely well - it gets other stuff out of the way. It does that by employing a unique and elegant method, creating a reverse EQ profile of...
 
Jan/Feb 2013
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#93
Reviewed by Garrett Haines · Jan. 15, 2013
Anyone who pays attention to music industry trade shows can tell you how some company is always introducing a new gizmo designed to make the electric guitar better. Aside from the work from a few...
 
Jan/Feb 2013
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#93
Reviewed by Alex Maiolo · Jan. 15, 2013
As PAs get better and more people record at home, classic, lower wattage amps are gaining in popularity - and thus becoming more expensive. Anyone who has priced even a Silverface Champ lately...
 
My relationship with lap steel guitars has been long and rewarding. I first bought a 1956 Fender lap steel on eBay years ago, when I was working on video-scoring project, and I was looking for an...
 
I don't recall exactly how I came to find Tim Prebble's Hiss and a Roar website, but I do remember what I heard first - sounds of an old broken-down piano being taken apart. Odd, unique and...
 
May/Jun 2011
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#83
Reviewed by Adam Kagan · May 15, 2011
This is a review of the Line 6 DT50 guitar amplifier, but, like most people in Hollywood, instead of telling you about the topic at hand, I'm gonna tell you about me. What can the DT50 do for...
 
The world of the digital DJ has undergone tons of changes in a relatively short time.  Much like the realm of mobile phones, there are new technologies, hardware configurations, and...