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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 Sep/Oct 2014 issue of Tape Op!

I arrived at the profession of being an engineer and producer via being a fan. Experiences as a listener and music lover sent me on this path, and certain bits of music pushed me forward. The tangible feeling I got the first time I heard the masterful production of Joy Division's song "Atmosphere" rumbling through a giant stereo system at a friend's house sent me on a quest to absorb more of their music, as well as a desire to learn how they were made. See our excerpts from Chris Hewitt's book on Martin Hannett in this issue for insight into these iconic Joy Division recordings, and more. A music fan also has opinions, and while I've become more relaxed in some of my stances, I still abhor the Eagles. But I do love Joe Walsh and The Who, so check out our interview with Bill Szymczyk in these pages! And what fan doesn't love The Beatles? Check out the interview here with Giles Martin, and see how he struggled with his father's legacy, Sir George Martin, while proceeding to make a name for himself. There's far more in this issue (did I mention I'm a big Tanya Donelly fan?), so dig in and enjoy the mag! But first put on some music you love... - Larry Crane, Editor

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