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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...
 

Phill Brown Interviewed in Spike Magazine

Check out this great recent  interview with Phill from Spike Magazine: http://www.spikemagazine.com/sound-advice-phill-browns-musical-odyssey.php
 

Tape Op is gonna build a mobile app. Got opinions?

So for quite a while now we've been trying to figure out how to best bring the full Tape Op print magazine into the digital era, and we've think we've settled on some sort of mobile app..but we'd really like your input before committing to one...
 

Tape Op's Editor writes Washington Post op-ed Piece

Tape Op's founder and editor, Larry Crane, was asked to write an op-ed piece on "Spring Cleaning", or what he'd get rid of. Find out here!
 

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 currently answering questions on Gearslutz Forum

Drop in at Gearslutz to check out Phill brown answering questions about his illustrious career and his new book, Are We Still Rolling? 
 

Make All That Social Media Crap Actually Help Your Music Goals

Our friends at Disc Makers just put out a free guide that succinctly lays out how to make the most of a social media presence as a musician and/or record maker. Obviously social media is a hot button topic right now, but we like this particular guide...
 

CreativeLive Free Electric Guitar Recording 2-Day Seminar with Steve Evetts & Ben Weinman

CreativeLive is pretty damn cool. It was founded in 2010 by these two pro media guys Chase Jarvis and Craig Swanson, who partnered to create a real time online space where the world's top working creatives could connect with a global audience of...
 

What Makes A Good Recording Engineer? (Twenty Simple Suggestions Learned the Hard Way)

Veteran Bay Area recording engineer John Cuniberti has been professionally making records since the late 70's. Aside from the feature interview we did with him back in 2006, we also asked him if he could distill the essentials of what he learned...
 

"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!
 

Tape Op at NAMM Show

We'll be wandering around the giant halls of the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, Jan 19-22 (National Association of Music Merchants). It's not open to the public, but most music gearhead types can usually find a way in! It's pretty crazy to see what people...
 

Cellist Julia Kent says nice stuff about us

Here's an excerpt from a recent Pitchfork interview with cellist Julia Kent (Antony & the Johnsons, Rasputina): "Pitchfork: Have you had a recording mentor? JK: No, not at all. You know the Tape Op message board, basically-- stuff like...