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Tape Op Staff Favs for 2021

by Geoff Stanfield

It's that time of year again where we go back through our digital listening histories or simply look over at the turntable to get a handle on just what we were enjoying this past year. There were a ton of great releases this year, many of them...

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Our Favorite Holiday Albums

by Geoff Stanfield

It's officially December, so go ahead and break out the holiday music! Here are a few favs getting spins in the Tape Op homes. Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You a Swingin' ChristmasListen on Spotify Trio West - Holiday...

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Dec. 1, 2020

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Our Favorite Holiday Albums

by Geoff Stanfield

It's officially December, so go ahead and break out the holiday music! Here are a few favs getting spins in the Tape Op homes. Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You a Swingin' ChristmasListen on Spotify Trio West - Holiday...

Nov. 28, 2021

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Tape Op Staff Favs for 2021

by Geoff Stanfield

It's that time of year again where we go back through our digital listening histories or simply look over at the turntable to get a handle on just what we were enjoying this past year. There were a ton of great releases this year, many of them...

Nov. 17, 2021

Gear Geeking

Gear Geeking w/ Andy…

by Andy Hong

If you operate a studio or enjoy tinkering with things that involve electrical signals and wires, a precision crimper should be in your toolbox. Over the decades, I’ve worked on countless...

Nov. 17, 2021

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Intro / TOC #146

by Larry Crane

From a recent letter to Tape Op: “Would it be possible to do some interviews where the subject matter deals more with the technical side of equipment usage? I'm sure the experience and technical...

Nov. 17, 2021

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Advice That Really Matters

by Larry Crane

In 2016, Jason Hughes and his solo project, The Camera & Film, released an LP titled You & Me. As he’d recorded the record alone in his basement home studio (with mixing by our friend...

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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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