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Tape Op #98 Is Here!

    Issue 98 of Tape Op Magazine is out now! In this issue: - Ed Stasium recounts decades of making records with everyone from Gladys Knight to the Ramones to Living Colour - Manny Nieto puts a L.A. recording career on hold to spend...
 

Get Viva Voce's new album for $3.99!

A one day deal Weds, Aug 17th on Viva Voce's The Future Will Destroy You through Amazon for a $3.99 download. Go for it, the album is great and you read about it last issue (#84) of Tape Op! 
 

Erin Barra & Blend.io Re-Imagine the Phrase "Record Release"

Yesterday, electronic musician, producer, educator, and all around tech-forward-woman-in-audio, Erin Barra, is releasing "Dear John," the single from her upcoming EP, Undefined. Barra, however, is taking a much more literal approach to the term -...
 

Tape Op iPad App Readers, This Post Is for You!

Due to some abrupt and unexpected events with our mobile app developers, we are making some big changes to the ways our readers can digitally access our magazine. We think it will be way better for everybody - including our current iPad app readers -...
 

DIY Contracts for Freelance Recordists: Protect Yourself Without Being a Jerk

As recording continues to become a predominantly freelance profession and as more artists decide to operate without the aid of record labels, setting our various agreements into writing is even more important. These days there are fewer standard...
 

Make All That Social Media Crap Actually Help Your Music Goals

Our friends at Disc Makers just put out a free guide that succinctly lays out how to make the most of a social media presence as a musician and/or record maker. Obviously social media is a hot button topic right now, but we like this particular guide...
 

"How A Bunny Sounds" Poster Now Available!

Ever since publishing Tape Op #88, we've been receiving an endless supply of requests to turn the cover art by Kim Krans into some more viewing-optimal format. And so today, we give you the "How A Bunny Sounds" Poster. Please enjoy!
 

Tape Op #99 Is Now Available!

    Issue 99 of Tape Op is now available! In this issue we have: - Brad Wood on the Idful Music Corporation and making Liz Phair's Exile In Guysville - Tim Palmer on coming up as an engineer in late 70's London scene and the mixing...
 

Tape Op Online Issue 83 Is Alive!

 Welcome to the new online issue of Tape Op! We're covering a lot of stylistic ground this time around, from recording seminal metal bands (Armored Saint) to Disney kid pop (Tim James) to classic '60s rock and roll (Bob Holden). Also, check out...
 

Save up to $150 on Sony's Sound Forge audio editing software!

While the debates over traditional DAWs often seem to go around in perpetual circles, in the arena of dedicated audio editing Sound Forge has been the clear victor for many a studio professional for over 20 years now. Previously only available...
 

Tape Op Editor Larry Crane on SXSW Panel

Tape Op Editor Larry Crane on SXSW Panel
 

Phill Brown's "Are We Still Rolling?"

We want to make sure everyone knows that we have finally published Phill Brown's book. In issue #12 Larry Crane and Chris Eckman interviewed Phill Brown, a producer/engineer with credits like Mott the Hoople, David Bowie, Sly Stone, Led...