by John Baccigaluppi

Jul/Aug 2018

End Rant  |  No. 126

An Endangered Species?

by John Baccigaluppi

If you're one of the folks doing all your music making in-the-box, with your DAW and plug-ins, then you can skip the rest of this rant. Consider yourself lucky, as this older analog gear is getting...

Sep/Oct 2016

End Rant  |  No. 115

Give Me a Hammer, Part 2

by John Baccigaluppi

Several years ago, I wrote an End Rant [Tape Op #102] about my frustration with software upgrades, and how I wanted a stable recording platform. I received a surprising amount of positive emails...

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...