Columns

Sporadic and regular articles from our contributors.

Jul/Aug 2015

Gear Geeking  |  No. 108

Gear Geeking #108

by Andy Hong

I've mentioned before that one of the goals of Tape Op Gear Reviews is to educate our readers. In other words, we strive to publish reviews that are just as informative about recording techniques as...

May/Jun 2015

Gear Geeking  |  No. 107

Gear Geeking #107

by Andy Hong

Let's talk about tape — not the kind that you record on, but the kind that's sticky. Or actually, the kind that's sort of sticky — tape that's used to mount, attach, or repair things, but...

Mar/Apr 2015

Gear Geeking  |  No. 106

Gear Geeking #106

by Andy Hong

Allen Farmelo has been writing Tape Op gear reviews for a decade. His reviews are always engaging, educational, and importantly, inspirational. Allen always seems to find an arc up to a concept,...

Jan/Feb 2015

Gear Geeking  |  No. 105

Gear Geeking #105

by Andy Hong

When I saw Hüsker Dü and Soul Asylum perform at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston in 1986, the bands were loud enough to cause physical pain to my ears. The high frequencies were especially...

Jan/Feb 2015

End Rant  |  No. 105

All In

by Larry Crane

I opened my commercial recording studio (Jackpot! Recording) in 1997, after years of simultaneously having a busy home studio while working day jobs to pay the rent. Making this leap to a full-time...

Nov/Dec 2014

Gear Geeking  |  No. 104

Gear Geeking #104

by Andy Hong

This past September, I attended the inaugural A3Exchange (www.a3exchange.com) in Boston and had one of the most enjoyable conference experiences in years. A small team of forward thinkers, under the...

Nov/Dec 2014

End Rant  |  No. 104

Food for Thought

by Larry Crane

I've pulled together a collection of recent thoughts I've had about the recording process. You can agree or not agree. The important thing is to use your ears, mind, and creativity to make great...

Jul/Aug 2014

Gear Geeking  |  No. 102

Gear Geeking #102

by Andy Hong

I was amazed when I first witnessed radio-controlled airplane models flying through the air. But the complexity and maintenance requirements of fuel-based engines and analog radio systems scared me...

Jul/Aug 2014

End Rant  |  No. 102

Give Me a Hammer

by John Baccigaluppi

It was at a recent trade show, after a major DAW manufacturer cancelled our meeting, that I realized I was relieved to be off the hook. I always enjoy meeting with this person, and I use and like...

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