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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...
 

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...
 

What Makes A Good Recording Engineer? (Twenty Simple Suggestions Learned the Hard Way)

Veteran Bay Area recording engineer John Cuniberti has been professionally making records since the late 70's. Aside from the feature interview we did with him back in 2006, we also asked him if he could distill the essentials of what he learned...
 

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 -...
 

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...
 

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...
 

CreativeLive Free Electric Guitar Recording 2-Day Seminar with Steve Evetts & Ben Weinman

CreativeLive is pretty damn cool. It was founded in 2010 by these two pro media guys Chase Jarvis and Craig Swanson, who partnered to create a real time online space where the world's top working creatives could connect with a global audience of...
 

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...
 

"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!
 

Disc Makers is giving away a vocal recording & performance guide!

Getting a great vocal take is arguably one of the most important (and depending on how the session's going, most frustrating) processes in record making, and our friends at Disc Makers have put together a pretty substantial guide to vocal technique...
 

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...