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Erin Barra & Blend.io Re-Imagine the Phrase "Record Release"

Yesterday, electronic musician, producer, educator, and all around tech-forward-woman-in-audio, Erin Barra, is releasing "Dear John," the single from her upcoming EP, Undefined. Barra, however, is taking a much more literal approach to the term -...
 

Ryan Hewitt Is Hosting A Master Class with Jim Scott in November

Our pal and Tape Op contributor Ryan Hewitt told us he's hosting another one of his Studio Prodigy Master Class sessions in Valencia, CA on November 8 and 9 with Jim Scott. We interviewed Jim in Tape Op #75 and we speak from experience when we...
 

Tape Op iPad App Readers, This Post Is for You!

Due to some abrupt and unexpected events with our mobile app developers, we are making some big changes to the ways our readers can digitally access our magazine. We think it will be way better for everybody - including our current iPad app readers -...
 

FREE iZotope Vinyl Plug-in Download!

Our friends at iZotope - who are the feature of this month's Behind the Gear section in this print issue (#82) of Tape Op - are straight up giving away their rad Vinyl emulation plug-in. Download it here, folks, and...
 

Phill Brown's "Are We Still Rolling?"

We want to make sure everyone knows that we have finally published Phill Brown's book. In issue #12 Larry Crane and Chris Eckman interviewed Phill Brown, a producer/engineer with credits like Mott the Hoople, David Bowie, Sly Stone, Led...
 

Disc Makers is giving away a vocal recording & performance guide!

Getting a great vocal take is arguably one of the most important (and depending on how the session's going, most frustrating) processes in record making, and our friends at Disc Makers have put together a pretty substantial guide to vocal technique...
 

Save up to $150 on Sony's Sound Forge audio editing software!

While the debates over traditional DAWs often seem to go around in perpetual circles, in the arena of dedicated audio editing Sound Forge has been the clear victor for many a studio professional for over 20 years now. Previously only available...
 

"How A Bunny Sounds" Poster Now Available!

Ever since publishing Tape Op #88, we've been receiving an endless supply of requests to turn the cover art by Kim Krans into some more viewing-optimal format. And so today, we give you the "How A Bunny Sounds" Poster. Please enjoy!
 

Harrison Consoles is offering a giant discount to Tape Op readers on their Mixbus software

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...
 

The 4th annual Tape Op Party was pretty awesome.

Free drinks! Gear! Nerds! Bands that didn't suck! It light of all these things in one place, we feel confident stating that the Tape Op Party 2012 was a great success. Our attendance was up from last year with over 500 Tape Op readers joining the...
 

DIY Contracts for Freelance Recordists: Protect Yourself Without Being a Jerk

As recording continues to become a predominantly freelance profession and as more artists decide to operate without the aid of record labels, setting our various agreements into writing is even more important. These days there are fewer standard...
 

Tape Op #98 Is Here!

    Issue 98 of Tape Op Magazine is out now! In this issue: - Ed Stasium recounts decades of making records with everyone from Gladys Knight to the Ramones to Living Colour - Manny Nieto puts a L.A. recording career on hold to spend...