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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...
 

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 -...
 

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...
 

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...
 

Phill Brown Interviewed in Spike Magazine

Check out this great recent  interview with Phill from Spike Magazine: http://www.spikemagazine.com/sound-advice-phill-browns-musical-odyssey.php
 

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...
 

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...
 

"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 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...
 

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 -...
 

Cellist Julia Kent says nice stuff about us

Here's an excerpt from a recent Pitchfork interview with cellist Julia Kent (Antony & the Johnsons, Rasputina): "Pitchfork: Have you had a recording mentor? JK: No, not at all. You know the Tape Op message board, basically-- stuff like...