Tape Log

Blog posts by Larry Crane

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...

Jan. 11, 2012

Some Maybe Not-So-Obvious Items Every Studio Needs

by Larry Crane

Some Maybe Not-So-Obvious Items Every Studio Needs  In the past we've run a few columns about items every studio should have, like Sharpie pens and masking tape, but here I decided to look around me and think about all the items that aren't...

Nov. 25, 2011

Journal for the Art of Record Production

by Larry Crane

Eddie Ashworth dropped me a line about the work he and many other scholars are doing with the Art of Record Production folks. Be sure to read The Journal for the Art of Record Production online. It's densely full of articles, interviews, reviews...

Nov. 3, 2011

How to Feel Miserable as an Artist

by Larry Crane

Artist/writer Keri Smith came up with this list some time back and it took on a life of its own. During a chat a client showed this to me as we were discussing being a musician and people that were "unhappy" with their lack of success. This sure...

Oct. 4, 2011

Thoughts on End Rant #85, "My Unwritten Rules"

by Larry Crane

I just finished reading your article, "My Unwritten (Until Now) "Rules" in the studio," Tape Op #85. Let me offer up a few words of wisdom on your well-written points.  - Don't play music by other artists: In 1978 I was working with a...

Aug. 16, 2011

Her Space Holiday - Tape Op - Magnet Magazine

by Larry Crane

Our pal, Marc Bianchi of Her Space Holiday is guest editing Magnet Magazine this week. He has some nice things to say about Tape Op, and as one of our original readers we thank him for the log time support and writing about us. Plus adding the video...

July 5, 2011

Songatron with Jonathan Mann and the Spinto Band

by Larry Crane

Jonathan Mann is the "song a day guy" of Songatron. Since January 1st 2009 he's posted a song and video a day. Septemeber 28th 2011 he'll have recorded 1000 songs. Wow.  In June Nick Krill and Thomas Hughes of The Spinto Band joined up with...

July 5, 2011

Access Some Other Guy's Outboard Gear Online?

by Larry Crane

What? Huh? That's right, now you can "use classic studio gear online." This guy Fredrik created some way to remotely set compressors and equalizers and then pass your audio through them. Pretty genius and probably the wave of the future for certain...

July 5, 2011

Go to School with Alan Parsons!

by Larry Crane

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Alan Parsons is one of the most talented engineer/producers out there and a hell of a nice guy. His Art and Science of Sound Recording DVD set is a great learning tool that we reviewed a while back. Now...

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