Nick Raskulinecz

by Garrett Haines

While receiving the Grammy for best hard rock performance, Dave Grohl thanked Nick Raskulinecz, calling him the "greatest rock producer around." Coming from an artist who's worked with Tape Op...

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DT 40 multi-pattern tube mic

by Pearl Mic Laboratory  |  reviewed by Craig Schumacher

Many years ago, back when my studio WaveLab was called 7n7, I was prowling around our musician's mecca, The Chicago Store, with JD Foster, in search of odd things to augment the Green on Red record we...

Triwave Picogenerator

by 4ms Pedals  |  reviewed by J. Robert Lennon

The Triwave looks exactly like its name suggests: ludicrous. It's a customizable sound generator housed in a small metal box covered with lots of knobs-anywhere from ten to twenty of them-which stick...


by PAiA Electronics  |  reviewed by J. Robert Lennon

If there is a hip weird band in your town, it's highly probable that they either have a theremin or are saving up for one. The only instrument that you don't have to touch in order to play, the...

MP1-L3 mic preamp

by Old School Audio  |  reviewed by Craig Schumacher

By now, many of you are familiar with the MP1 series of mic preamps from OSA (see Tape Op #33). For those of you who are not, these preamps are based around the familiar API 500-series form factor and...

V6 Silicon Valve condenser mic

by MXL  |  reviewed by Dana Gumbiner

The MXL V6 is a large-diaphragm, solid-state condenser designed to emulate the characteristics of a tube mic-specifically, the MXL V69 (their top-of-the- line tube condenser). In keeping with the MXL...

Phantom AE cardioid mic

by Brauner  |  reviewed by Dana Gumbiner

Dirk Brauner and company have been building handcrafted, boutique tube mics in Germany for a little over a decade. Their USA division has been steadily introducing these wonders to the stateside...