by John Baccigaluppi

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...

Jan/Feb 2013

End Rant  |  No. 93

Embrace the Chaos

by John Baccigaluppi

After reading Larry's "Eliminate Variables" End Rant from last issue, I was compelled to write a response. Don't get me wrong, I agree completely with everything he said; so before you read any...

Mar/Apr 2007

End Rant  |  No. 58

Anatomy of Disaster

by John Baccigaluppi

The session started with high hopes and the best of intentions. I had introduced Jason Lytle of the late, great band Grandaddy, to engineer Thom Monahan. They were mixing a record together at The...

Jan/Feb 2007

End Rant  |  No. 57

Copy Protection Sucks

by John Baccigaluppi

First off, to all of you who've stolen software, and I will include myself in that list, you (and I) suck. You have only yourself to blame for how damn difficult and frustrating it is to install and...

Nov/Dec 2005

TOC Intro  |  No. 50

TOC Intro #50

by John Baccigaluppi, Larry Crane

Did I just say fifty? I can't believe it, but we've made it to fifty issues of Tape Op, and in April 2006 it will be the ten-year anniversary of this magazine. Have there been changes along the way?...

Jan/Feb 2005

End Rant  |  No. 45

Anatomy of an Issue

by John Baccigaluppi

Larry gets a break this month, as this issue's 'End Rant' is a behind the scenes peek at how this magazine gets put together every two months. In a nutshell, it's organized chaos and this issue...

Sep/Oct 2003

TOC Intro  |  No. 37

TOC Intro #37

by John Baccigaluppi

This is the first intro I've written for the mag. This issue of Tape Op coincides with the AES show in New York City where Larry, Andy, Laura and I will be hanging out with other audio geeks preaching...