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Are You Backing Up?

by Mike Kosacek

There is an old saying: “Only back up what you can’t afford to lose.” As musicians and audio personnel, I believe most of us can’t afford to lose any of our product (aka...

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May 13, 2024

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Steve Roach: Time Becomes Nothing

by Larry Crane

Releasing his first album in 1982, Steve Roach has continued to make hundreds of records in his personal Timeroom studios over the years, while also touring his music. Additionally, he produces...

May 13, 2024

Interviews

Are You Backing Up?

by Mike Kosacek

There is an old saying: “Only back up what you can’t afford to lose.” As musicians and audio personnel, I believe most of us can’t afford to lose any of our product (aka...

May 13, 2024

Gear Reviews

Bloom Tone-Shaping Plug-In

by Larry Crane

Proclaimed as "an adaptive tone shaper," Bloom is a new plug-in by oeksound, known for the handy tone-fixers Soothe2 [Tape Op #138] and Spiff [#137]. I constantly use Soothe2 to fix tracks that have...

May 13, 2024

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Level-Or Mk2 DUAL Limiter

by Larry Crane

Some 24 years ago, my pal Craig Alvin [Tape Op #137] found out that one of Tchad Blake's [#133, #16] ubiquitous mix distortion devices was the Shure Level-Loc. Level-Locs were Shure's attempt at a...

May 13, 2024

Gear Reviews

UTEQ500 500 Series EQ

by John Baccigaluppi

I’m an EQ guy and always have been. When I began working in studios, the debate was whether or not to EQ to tape or wait to EQ when mixing. Fuck that; get the sound the way you want it when...

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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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