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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...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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 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...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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 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...
 

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...
 

"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!