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Blog posts by Larry Crane

July 1, 2012

Google Ads Can Suck My Butt

by Larry Crane

I was on some webpage at the studio the other day, dealing with plug-in upgrades or such, when I noticed Google was placing profiled ads in front of me. Ironically, as I was in a pro studio, most were trying to refer me to recoridng schools (a bit...

June 15, 2012

What Are Words For?

by Larry Crane

  We got this letter from J. Robert Lennon, a sometimes contributor here at Tape Op. I figured I'd better answer it. -Larry Crane "A thought struck me while I was reading Adam Kagan's very informative review of the Chandler Little Devil...

May 13, 2012

Amazing Etienne Conod Interview...

by Larry Crane

Vist Udi Koomran's special website ("MUSIC ENTHUSIAST AUDIO ENGINEER, PRODUCER FROM TEL AVIV ISRAEL. RECORDING MIXING AND MASTERING ORIGINAL AND CHALLENGING MUSIC IS MY PASSION.") and check out a fantastic interview with Etienne...

March 31, 2012

Calling All Veterans of the British Studio Scene!

by Larry Crane

THE GREAT BRITISH RECORDING STUDIOS  Howard Massey, an excellent author and recording engineer, is putting together what should be an important book on the British record studio scene of the sixites and seventies. If you were involved in this...

March 21, 2012

SXSW, Tape Op and Food

by Larry Crane

During this year's SXSW music festival someone asked me how many times I'd been to Austin, Texas, for this event. I had no idea. Eight? Ten? Since the mid-'90s I've certainly attended many times, most as a panelist, but always as a music fan. And...

March 8, 2012

RSVP for Tape Op's Party in Austin March 15th!

by Larry Crane

Don't forget, if you happen to be in Austin next week for some big music even, like SXSW or something, that we're throwing a kick-ass party at the Lucky Lounge from 2-6 pm on March 15th, Thursday. Okay? RSVP HERE!

March 8, 2012

Complete and Utter Ignorance vs. Belief in Yourself

by Larry Crane

A few years ago a Northwest music mag (now defunct) interviewed some Portland "best new band" character and the moron spouted out that nothing had been going on in Portland before his band moved to town - that this was the turning point when...

Jan. 12, 2012

When a Device Really Shines

by Larry Crane

I was fortunate enough to get an Apogee Duet 2 recently. This device hooks up to your computer's USB port (and is powered from there) and allows you to monitor audio. I'm not gonna go into all the details, see our review of the original Duet. At...

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