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In honor of Spoon's new release They Want My Soul (also: survival past the 20-year mark as a functioning rock band), we're making our full interview with them from 2002 available to all subscribers for a bit. Enjoy!
 
With 2014's Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs have made it onto most people's playlists. Frontman and producer extraordinaire Adam Granduciel was kind enough to take a break from touring to...
 
An Australian architecture student bumps into famous producer/engineer Flood while studying in Ireland, returns home to start playing in bands, and eventually moves to London and becomes an...
 
Bill Cheney and Jim Romney are the men responsible for keeping the amazing legacy of Spectra Sonics, a legendary, if criminally unheralded, pro-audio company alive.  
 
Lately we've been really appreciating companies who make simpler, more focused digital tools that concentrate on doing one thing really well, and Harrison's Mixbus definitely fits this bill. If you don't know Harrison, they are best known for their...
 
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 their products. But I was relieved to not hear...
 
Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon, Poison, Mötley Crüe, Molly Hatchet, Twisted Sister. When pitching this article to Tape Op, it was not lost on me that many of the artists that Tom Werman signed...
 
For eighteen years, numerous albums, EPs, tribute tracks and even a four-CD box set of rarities, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow have shared a passion for creating recordings, as songwriters,...
 
What's the attraction of vintage consoles? There's no denying that a classic console will look incredible in your studio and make a great investment, too. But the real draw will always be the...
 
What is the attraction of vintage microphones? While we all may spend more hands-on studio time with our outboard gear, our console, and so on, there's undoubtedly a uniquely personal connection we...
 
 
 

Welcome to the Jul/Aug 2014 issue of Tape Op!

Why is it these days that people (especially mainstream media) constantly refer to musicians being able to record at home as if it's a recent development? Home recording has been happening nearly as long as any kind of sound recording existed. In the 1940's Les Paul cut hit records in his garage. Emitt Rhodes delivered pop masterpieces from his home studio in the early '70s. I know computers are powerful and can do all sorts of magical things, like recording more tracks than any home setup from the past, or emulating analog hardware and real instruments. But this doesn't mean people were not resourceful back in the day, or that they didn't find ways to record under any budget. And it certainly doesn't mean that music was any less valid, despite the recording methods used. Viva home recording - it's been around a long time and it will always exist!

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