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My Trade Show T-Shirts

by Geoff Stanfield

by John Baccigaluppi The music industry trade shows, and the NAMM Show in particular, have always been a mixed bag for me. Every year, for the last 20 years or so, Larry and I, along with Geoff, Scott, and Marsha (We miss you Andy, Dave, and Laura!)...

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Free Passes to AES Show 2020

by Geoff Stanfield

Hey Tape Op Readers! The AES Show will be online this year and you can get your FREE AES SHOWCASE pass (Showcase is from Oct 19 - 23 and will be on-demand until January) by using VIP code AES2020TapeOp at checkout! Offer good until Sept...

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Sept. 14, 2020

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My Trade Show T-Shirts

by Geoff Stanfield

by John Baccigaluppi The music industry trade shows, and the NAMM Show in particular, have always been a mixed bag for me. Every year, for the last 20 years or so, Larry and I, along with Geoff, Scott, and Marsha (We miss you Andy, Dave, and Laura!)...

Sept. 11, 2020

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Free Passes to AES Show 2020

by Geoff Stanfield

Hey Tape Op Readers! The AES Show will be online this year and you can get your FREE AES SHOWCASE pass (Showcase is from Oct 19 - 23 and will be on-demand until January) by using VIP code AES2020TapeOp at checkout! Offer good until Sept...

Aug. 26, 2020

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Neal Casal Music Foundation

by Geoff Stanfield

Our friend and Tape Op contributor Neal Casal left us one year ago today on August 26, 2019.  Since then, a team of his close friends dug into the archive of music and photography he left behind to create items raising awareness and funds...

Aug. 11, 2020

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Review Retraction: Buff Multifunctional Headwear

by Geoff Stanfield

I wrote a review of the Buff Multifunctional Headwear for issue #138 of Tape Op, but based on a study done at Duke University and reported on by the Washington Post today, I am retracting that review and recommending that you do NOT use the Buff...

July 23, 2020

End Rant

Equalizers and Equality

by Larry Crane

One of the cities in the United States that changed the face of popular music more than anywhere else has to be Memphis, Tennessee. It’s also a very important story of racial integration; of...

July 23, 2020

TOC Intro

Intro / TOC #138

by Larry Crane

In one week, I'll be helming my first attended studio session in over three months. It's with one of my favorite long-time clients, and we're knocking out basic tracks for a single song; a short,...

July 23, 2020

Gear Geeking

Gear Geeking w/ Andy

by Andy Hong

I imagine many of you have utilized extra shelter-in-place hours to work on DIY projects in the studio or home. I certainly have, and despite all the hours I've dedicated to these tasks, my fixit list...

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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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