FOD News

11/25/2011

Journal for the Art of Record Production

Eddie Ashworth dropped me a line about the work he and many other scholars are doing with the Art of Record Production folks. Be sure to read The Journal for the Art of Record Production online. It's densely full of articles, interviews, reviews a...

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11/4/2011

Giggle~ (or, the best one-liners from Cycling 74's Max/MSP Expo)

Last week Cycling 74 released the tremendous version 6 update to Max/MSP, their flagship multimedia programming platform, which provides an appealingly artistic interface into audio, MIDI, and video focused logic at a nonetheless intimidatingly f...

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11/3/2011

How to Feel Miserable as an Artist

Artist/writer Keri Smith came up with this list some time back and it took on a life of its own. During a chat a client showed this to me as we were discussing being a musician and people that were "unhappy" with their lack of success. This sure seem...

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10/24/2011

Silver Sound's 3rd Annual Music Video Film Festival + Band Battle

Submissions are now being accepted for Silver Sound's 3rd Annual Music Video Film Festival + Band Battle, taking place on January 10th, 2012 at Brooklyn Bowl. Silver Sound is a studio in NY that provides production, post-production, and live sound se...

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10/5/2011

Readers Respond to "Building Troubleshooting Skills" in Tape Op #84

When we ran a page featuring senior contributor Garrett Haines' "Building Troubleshooting Skills" in Tape Op #84 I never expected to get the kind of replies we did below. The Letters section for upcoming issues was too full, so I'm posting these lett...

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10/5/2011

Thoughts on End Rant #85, "My Unwritten Rules"

I just finished reading your article, "My Unwritten (Until Now) "Rules" in the studio," Tape Op #85. Let me offer up a few words of wisdom on your well-written points.  - Don't play music by other artists: In 1978 I was working with a nation...

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8/17/2011

Sea of Bees in a Shed?

  Larry and I recently spent a few weeks in the UK doing some interviews for the mag that you'll be seeing soon. Over the weekend I left Larry in London to play some gigs in Oxford and Cornwall with my friends in Sea of Bees. One of the funnest ...

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8/17/2011

Her Space Holiday – Tape Op – Magnet Magazine

Our pal, Marc Bianchi of Her Space Holiday is guest editing Magnet Magazine this week. He has some nice things to say about Tape Op, and as one of our original readers we thank him for the log time support and writing about us. Plus adding the video fo...

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7/24/2011

History Lost, History Gained

                                                                      Randy...

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7/6/2011

Songatron with Jonathan Mann and the Spinto Band

Jonathan Mann is the "song a day guy" of Songatron. Since January 1st 2009 he's posted a song and video a day. Septemeber 28th 2011 he'll have recorded 1000 songs. Wow.  In June Nick Krill and Thomas Hughes of The Spinto Band joined up with Jona...

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7/6/2011

Access Some Other Guy's Outboard Gear Online?

What? Huh? That's right, now you can "use classic studio gear online." This guy Fredrik created some way to remotely set compressors and equalizers and then pass your audio through them. Pretty genius and probably the wave of the future for certain ite...

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7/6/2011

Go to School with Alan Parsons!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Alan Parsons is one of the most talented engineer/producers out there and a hell of a nice guy. His Art and Science of Sound Recording DVD set is a great learning tool that we reviewed a while back. Now you...

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7/1/2011

"Complete Professional Recording Studio in a Box"

You know, when an email with a title like this shows up at Tape Op we just gotta laugh. And an email just did show up, and I hope I don't alienate a potential advertiser or supporter, but hey, please think of another way to promote your product. ...

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6/23/2011

Justin Foley – Killswitch Engage

Drum Channel reached out to Justin while he was getting settled in Florida.

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6/19/2011

Weirdest email to Tape Op ever?

  Weirdest email to Tape Op ever? This one takes the cake. Delusional. -Larry From: XXXXXXX Date: June 18, 2011 12:56:02 PM PDTTo: larry@tapeop.comSubject: LETTER OF INQUIREHope that Mr. Larry Crane will receive this letter o...

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6/15/2011

The Sudden Motion Sensor Hates Your Mobile Session

  Lots of laptops use an accelerometer to detect that the computer is falling. When that happens, the computer parks the hard drive heads to prevent them from bouncing on the HD platter. Apple calls this the Sudden Motion Sensor. On Thinkpads...

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5/29/2011

Eddie Ciletti's response to my "What They Didn't Tell You In School" Rant

I liked your end rant - what they didn't tell you in school - and I generally concur. For better or worse, I generally do things differently than the way students are taught in other classes, an approach that is perhaps more likely to cause trouble, bu...

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5/26/2011

Tape Op Editor Larry Crane will give a Chicago AES appearance/lecture June 8

AES Chicago Section June 2011 Meeting Notice Please forward this notice to interested friends and colleagues. Members and nonmembers are welcome. Not a member of the AES? For information about joining. The next meeting of the Chicago Section of t...

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5/16/2011

Safe At Any Speed – the Association For Recorded Sound Collections Conference

We sent intrepid reporter Jeorgia Anderson to cover this fascinating event. -LC When I read that the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) was holding their 45th annual conference in downtown Los Angeles May 11-14, I went to the...

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5/11/2011

Matt Halpern

The incredible drummer behind Periphery’s intense licks, patterns and heavy beats. Drum Channel caught up with Matt while he was on tour in Canada. Did you know that Matt plays heavy metal with a small setup initially built for reggae music?

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