This weekend I finally got my digital copy of Tape Op, a great magazine about professional mixing and mastering that unlikely all others was both FREE and on PAPER. "Was" because about one year ago it started paid subscriptions. Nothing bad in my opinion, so I subscribed without even thinking. Sadly they had not managed to reach a critical mass of users so they turned to digital. I'm sure this will not affect the quality of the contents at all.
The articles covers both software and analog gear and are literally full of tips and techniques about mixing and mastering. Most of them are interviews with pro Sound Engineers where the creative side is always the most important aspect. A bible, in short.
Issue 99 of Tape Op is now available! In this issue we have: - Brad Wood on the Idful Music Corporation and making Liz Phair's Exile In Guysville - Tim Palmer on coming up as an engineer in late 70's London scene and the mixing...
The PDF I got came signed with my E=Mail. Thanks Tape Op, and keep up with the good work!
Who Started Tape Op?
Larry Crane founded Tape Op in April 1996. John Baccigaluppi and Larry became partners late 1999. Larry primarily is the editor and John the publisher, though they confer on most issues and John has input as to content.