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Rick Miller

by Pete Weiss

As the guiding light of twang-raunch-rock stalwarts Southern Culture On The Skids, singer/ guitarist/producer Rick Miller has steered the band through over 30 years of musical adventures, spanning...

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Tape Op Staff Favorites of 2017

by Geoff Stanfield

There have been so many great releases in 2017 that it is hard to pick just a top five or ten! This is no way definitive year end wrap-up, but here are a few of this year's Tape Op staff favorites. Happy listening! Larry Crane  Roger Waters-...

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Jonathan Schenke

by John Rau

Jonathan Schenke has made a name and a sound for himself by recording and mixing some of the best independent and experimental rock that came out of New York in the last five years. You may have...

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Dec. 20, 2017

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Tape Op Staff Favorites of 2017

by Geoff Stanfield

There have been so many great releases in 2017 that it is hard to pick just a top five or ten! This is no way definitive year end wrap-up, but here are a few of this year's Tape Op staff favorites. Happy listening! Larry Crane  Roger Waters-...

Nov. 20, 2017

Gear Geeking

Gear Geeking w/ Andy

by Andy Hong

It's timely that you'll find a review of the Yamaha TF1 digital mixer in this issue. The TF1 is a 32-channel console featuring 16+1 motorized faders, with 16 fader and “OMNI Out” channels...

Nov. 20, 2017

End Rant

Set and Forget?

by Larry Crane

The art of recording music obviously involves the intersection of technical skills and creativity. It's certainly this juncture that fascinates many of us, and has lured us into a life of placing...

Nov. 20, 2017

TOC Intro

Intro / TOC #122

by Larry Crane

Years ago I was in a session when I suddenly turned around to my clients and asked, “What is it that you think you are paying me for right now?” They came up with a few answers relating to...

Nov. 20, 2017

Interviews

Mike Dean: Hip-Hop Producer/Mixer

by Jake Brown

If you’re a hip-hop fan it’s almost impossible not to know the name Mike Dean, as his sound is woven so deeply into the last quarter century of music. A low-key legend who prefers to let...

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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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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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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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