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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...
 

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...
 

Harrison Consoles is offering a giant discount to Tape Op readers on their Mixbus software

Lately we've been really appreciating companies who make simpler, more focused digital tools that concentrate on doing one thing really well, and Harrison's Mixbus definitely fits this bill. If you don't know Harrison, they are best known for their...
 

Tuning Nightmares & How to Vanquish Them (Or at Least Feel Good Trying)

"Consider a rock band with two guitars, bass and a keyboard guy with a Rhodes or Hammond. It is possible everyone will have their own tuner, and know how to use it. But after you roll tape, you discover that someone is out of tune. They all check...
 

FREE iZotope Vinyl Plug-in Download!

Our friends at iZotope - who are the feature of this month's Behind the Gear section in this print issue (#82) of Tape Op - are straight up giving away their rad Vinyl emulation plug-in. Download it here, folks, and...
 

"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!
 

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...
 

Tape Op at NAMM Show

We'll be wandering around the giant halls of the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, Jan 19-22 (National Association of Music Merchants). It's not open to the public, but most music gearhead types can usually find a way in! It's pretty crazy to see what people...
 

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 Party 2013!!

Larry Crane created and is hosting a panel for SXSW "How to Stretch Your Recording Budget" with: Dan Workman, Adrian Quesda, Erik Wofford, John Congleton, Larry Crane Friday, March 15 - 3:30PM - 4:30PM...
 

Larry Crane in Cleveland, at a Regional Audio Industry Gathering

Creating Community - A Regional Audio Industry Gathering On Saturday March 5, Recording Arts & Technology (RAT) @ Cuyahoga Community College will host a Regional Audio Recording Industry Gathering and Open House from 4-10pm at the new...
 

Tape Op is gonna build a mobile app. Got opinions?

So for quite a while now we've been trying to figure out how to best bring the full Tape Op print magazine into the digital era, and we've think we've settled on some sort of mobile app..but we'd really like your input before committing to one...