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Jan. 15, 2011


Danny Kroger and Lars Falck

by Bo W. Lauritsen

Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, The Script, The Raveonettes, Kaizers Orchestro or Tricky — it probably won't cross your mind that artists like these have worked in Copenhagen. In only five years...

Jan. 15, 2011


Joe Barresi Revisited

by Daniel Rolnik

We first interviewed Joe Barresi in Tape Op #23. Heck, we even spelled his name wrong on the cover (sorry again, Joe). Here’s an interview from 2010 with some more of Joe’s history and...


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Gear Geeking

Gear Geeking #81

by Andy Hong

I travel a lot — enough that I've been awarded a lifetime Platinum membership with American Airlines for flying two million miles, and I recently converted my Amtrak points into $2000 worth of...


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by Avid  |  reviewed by Allen Farmelo

Converters and clocks are hotly debated topics, and it’s been my opinion for a while now that the reason they’re such sore topics is that people are often trying to establish objective and...

Creamer mic preamp

by Sonic Farm  |  reviewed by Kirt Shearer

I’ve said it before; I really like being in audio production right now. There is a seemingly endless supply of small manufacturers that are bringing innovative products to the market. This is...

Silent Way plug-in suite

by Expert Sleepers  |  reviewed by Dana Gumbiner

Do you love analog synthesis? Great, let’s nerd out on Control Voltage for a bit. CV is essentially the analog equivalent and predecessor to MIDI. It’s a tried and true method used to...

Yardstick 2496

by Quantec  |  reviewed by Joel Hamilton, Andy Hong

Here I am, Tape Op’s Gear Geek, butting into an otherwise enthralling review from Joel Hamilton. After reading Joel’s draft of this review of the Yardstick, I asked him to send me the unit...

The Indie Band Survival Guide

by Randy Chertkow & Jason Feehan  |  reviewed by Garrett Haines

Like it or not, bands view audio engineers as subject-matter experts when it comes to “the music industry.” And while you probably don’t mind providing pointers and suggestions,...


by Avid  |  reviewed by Andy Hong

Just preceding the launch of Pro Tools 9, Avid released new versions of their venerable Mbox audio interfaces. Confusingly, the product names are now simply Mbox, Mbox Mini, and Mbox Pro, while...

Pro Tools 9

by Avid  |  reviewed by Allen Farmelo, Andy Hong

A couple months before the official unveiling of Pro Tools 9, Avid shared with the press that it was implementing significant changes to its customer value proposition. We were given a few sparse...


by XILS L  |  reviewed by John Baccigaluppi

This “matrix based modular synthesizer” softsynth, based on the EMS VCS 3, was an impulse purchase for me on’s eBay store – one of their “No Brainer”...


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