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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...
 

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...
 

Welcome to 1979's Third Annual Recording Summit happens soon!

Tape Op is one of the sponsors of the Third Annual Recording Summit at Welcome to 1979 in Nashville, happening Nov 11 to 13. Editor Larry Crane, will be interviewing "live" with Jacquire King for an upcoming Tape Op interview on the 13th....
 

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 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...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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 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 -...
 

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!