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March 4, 2014  |  No. 100

The Future of Audio Engineering

by John LaGrou

When Tape Op's 420th issue rolls out in 2040, the way we record, edit, mix, and master audio will be transformed entirely from the processes we use today. Currently we are separated by physical...

July 15, 2011  |  No. 84


by Garrett Haines

In an interview with Bill Skibbe for a "Behind the Gear" article [#44], he said, "One of the most important things you have to be able to do is troubleshoot and fix problems. Because when the stuff...

Sept. 15, 2010  |  No. 79

Prepping Drums

by Steve La Cerra

Most engineers would probably agree that recording a drum kit is one of the most challenging studio tasks. The popularity of sampled drums and drum replacement software is a testament to the facts...

Sept. 15, 2010  |  No. 79

Other Drum Tips

by Chris Garges

Die cast hoops Die cast hoops give a drum more body, not "crack." I totally think of triple-flanged hoops as giving a drum more crack without the substantial body that a die cast hoop adds. Nylon...

July 15, 2010  |  No. 78

Monitor Positioning

by Carl Tatz

Do Do toe in your near-field monitors to a 30 degree angle.  Do space your near-field monitors far enough apart so that the apex of your equilateral triangle is 18 inches behind your head....

March 15, 2010  |  No. 76

DIY Reverb

by Nicolas Collins

In the disembodied world of today's computer-based multitrack mixing, one can spend a lot of time crafting a unifying sense of "space." Despite the dozens of reverb plug-ins and rack devices...