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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 is at AES in Los Angeles this week and we'd love to say hello

As we pack our bags and prepare to head down to Los Angeles for the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (here is how the thing began in 1948), we thought we'd drop you a line and let you know what we'll be up to once we get there. Come...
 

"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 Party Video Recap!

We had over 450 guests at this year's party! It was a great success. Check out the videos below for some visual insight into the Austin festivities. Full recap of the party from top to bottom. TAPE OP PARTY CELEBRITY INTERVIEW! John...
 

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...
 

The 4th annual Tape Op Party was pretty awesome.

Free drinks! Gear! Nerds! Bands that didn't suck! It light of all these things in one place, we feel confident stating that the Tape Op Party 2012 was a great success. Our attendance was up from last year with over 500 Tape Op readers joining the...
 

AES Conference in NYC - FREE PASSES!!!!

AES Conference in NYC - FREE PASSES!!!!
 

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...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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! 
 

Welcome to Issue 82 of Tape Op Online!

Check out Allen Farmelo's amazing photo essay following his journey in the creation(an admitted rarity in these days of audio gear RE-creation) of a truly unique analog console, an in-depth interview with southern rock trailblazer and Allman...