May/Jun 2000

Welcome to issue #17 of Tape Op.


Welcome to Tape Op #17. 

Recently someone asked me why we ran interviews with artists, especially if they didn't have any real technical knowledge to impart about the recording process. Well, what would we be recording if it wasn't for artists and their music? The level of involvement that a songwriter/band/composer takes in the recording process can be very enlightening. Some artists want producers and engineers to handle as much of the recording as possible. Others want their hands on the faders the whole time. It's enlightening to see how different people work in the studio, and that's what TAPE OP is all about. I hope you agree. If there are things that you want to read about, let us know, and if you'd like to write for our magazine, get in touch! 

Larry Crane

— Larry Crane, editor

In This Issue See more →

Recording Drums.

by Darron Burke

Setup/Getting sounds When I first started recording I used wonder how long I was supposed to take when setting up and getting drum sounds. Sometimes it took one or two hours, and other times it...


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End Rant


by Larry Crane

As long as I have been involved in music I've had a healthy respect for women who are part of the music community. Most of the bands I've ever been in had female musicians, I've trained women...


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The MIDI Drummer

by David Crigger  |  reviewed by Leigh Marble

This low-budget publishing effort manages to give a solid introduction to MIDI drumming. It covers nothing too advanced, especially given the expansion of MIDI options since 1987, but if you're a...

U-99 Microphone

by Soundelux  |  reviewed by John Botch

I am really lucky because a very good friend of mine gave me his vintage Neumann U-67 to use on one of those indefinite loan kind of deals. It really does sound fantastic, and I use it all the time....

U8 USB Digital Studio

by Roland  |  reviewed by Barry Rudolph

The U8 comes at a time when recording into a computer seems so non-tactile... operating the "tape deck" and punching in with a mouse doesn't quite work for me in the music making/recording process....


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