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Arooj Aftab Releases New Album, Night Reign

by Geoff Stanfield

Arooj Aftab's Night Reign Arooj Aftab is a four time Grammy-nominated artist we featured in Tape Op issue #157. With Pakistani roots, she sings in Urdu and English, and became one of my favorite vocalists the moment I saw her performing on a live...

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June 18, 2024

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New Music from The Decemberists

by Geoff Stanfield

The Decemberists' ninth album, As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again, is out now. In 2003 I got a call from Colin Meloy about maybe recording his band, The Decemberists. Tape Op contributor, Adam Selzer, had already recorded some tracks for what...

June 14, 2024

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New Music from Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs

by Geoff Stanfield

We interviewed Mike Campbell for issue #150, right around the time he and his band, The Dirty Knobs released their second LP, External Combustion. A year on, the band has released a new collection of music, Vagabonds, Virgins and Misfits. The Dirty...

May 31, 2024

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New SASAMI Single and Video: "Honeycrash"

by Geoff Stanfield

Check out the new video and single "Honeycrash" from SASAMI (#157). Produced by Jennifer Decilveo, who is interviewed in our May issue. Listen to "Honeycrash" Check out our interviews with SASAMI and Jennifer here: SASAMI Tape...

April 26, 2024

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Arooj Aftab Releases New Album, Night Reign

by Geoff Stanfield

Arooj Aftab's Night Reign Arooj Aftab is a four time Grammy-nominated artist we featured in Tape Op issue #157. With Pakistani roots, she sings in Urdu and English, and became one of my favorite vocalists the moment I saw her performing on a live...

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DIY Diffusors

by Brad Williams

While hardly a glamorous concept, room acoustics represent a critical link in the recording or playback chain. While comprehensive room design is a complex cocktail of science, math and chance...

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Build Your Own Spring Reverb

by Scott Hampton

I have been a big fan of spring and plate reverbs for decades, and over the past three years I have spent a significant amount of time diving into the wormhole of designing and building them,...

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DIY Reverb

by Nicolas Collins

In the disembodied world of today's computer-based multitrack mixing, one can spend a lot of time crafting a unifying sense of "space." Despite the dozens of reverb plug-ins and rack devices...

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