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your favourite audio magazine?
Old 6th February 2009
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your favourite audio magazine?

I've seen a few issues of Sound on Sound and they are usually packed with info, I like Mix too, sometimes EQ?
What ones do you like and why?
Old 6th February 2009
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Tape Op.

It's not elitest, but rather respectful of large studios, producers, engineers, etc.

It's also very much pro home studio, little guy.

I think it balances between both ends of the spectrum in a cool and useful way.
Old 6th February 2009
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Tape Op rules. Less for engineering tips, but more for overall production strategies and artistic methods. They really seem to get inside the heads of their interviewees.

EQ has some interesting stuff, and I like and respect a lot of their contributors, but so much of it seems to be so out of context, I'm not always sure it's as helpful as it could be.

I just got a subscription to Mix and Electronic Musician (they have a two-fer deal), I'm interested to see how they differ. I'm not a huge fan of Mix as a learning tool, but friends speak highly of EM.
Old 6th February 2009
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Old 6th February 2009
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Tape Op is the only one I'd ever pay for. It kills EQ and Mix. Sound On Sound looks decent some months. Mix is probably the worst.
Old 7th February 2009
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+1 TapeOp... I can't go to the bathroom without it
Old 7th February 2009
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TapeOp.

Whenever it's time for a new issue I start to get paranoid that it won't come.
Old 7th February 2009
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Originally Posted by jproc View Post
+1 TapeOp... I can't go to the bathroom without it
Ha!

Yeah.. well.. I agree

Personally I favor a whole STACK of them, a strong coffee, in one of those magazine bookstores (Borders UK / Barnes & Knoble USA) where you can buzz through them all in an hour or so for free.

Old 7th February 2009
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I like Recording and Tapeop is ok. Recording has had alot of sweet DIY articles through the years. Tapeop is more about interviews.
Old 7th February 2009
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The March issue of EQ is really, really good........
Old 7th February 2009
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I started with EM and I think its terrible.
Sound on sound can be good, but I think I am stopping my subscription (you can read all articles online if you ever had a subscription).
I like Computer Music, and it comes with a dvd full of videos, samples, plugins, etc.
Old 7th February 2009
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Sound on Sound!!!
Old 7th February 2009
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SOS has way too many DAW and crap useless tutorials.
Old 7th February 2009
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TapeOp is always a great read. It's the only mag that doesn't seem aimed at the "prosumer" market (ok, Mix isn't, but it also seems completely out of touch somehow, like it's some kind of dentist's association trade journal).

The classic albums section in SOS is great though. Almost makes up for the "mix rescue" feature and the endless Chinese mic reviews.
Old 7th February 2009
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Tape Op...+1
Old 7th February 2009
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EM is becoming good now too. They've improved dramatically with the new editor.
Old 7th February 2009
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Tape Op. Always interesting.
Old 7th February 2009
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Strangely it seems like Mix has actually gotten noticeably better lately...
Old 7th February 2009
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Tucker, did Mix pay you off to say that, brother?

Kidding, of course......
Old 7th February 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by imloggedin View Post
SOS has way too many DAW and crap useless tutorials.
They're crap useless to some, but not to everyone =]. I think both a strong point and a primary weakness of SoS is the fact that they try to cover SO much. A lot of it ends up being irrelevant to some people, but in my experience you can almost always find something that pertains to you or is at least interesting =].

My favorites are SoS and TapeOp.
Old 7th February 2009
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+1 for TapeOp. Although sometimes, I find it a bit heavy on the alternative music scene. EQ seems to have some serious editing problems lately. The last month's story on compression had us comparing a purple wave on top of a magenta wave. What the F? You couldn't tell the difference. The same article referred to a 45 degree angle as 90 degrees. Lots of mislabeled pictures, too.
I still like Mix, as well.
Old 7th February 2009
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1 - Tape Op
2 - SOS
3 - Mix
Old 7th February 2009
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Audio Technology

australian magazine: Audio Technology only $6.95 with lot great articles including regular article by michael stav. it also reprints ocassional classic articles from tape op.

well worth a look. much more than mere gear porn.

spek
Old 7th February 2009
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Tape op.
At the very top of the list by far for me..
Old 7th February 2009
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+1 for Audio Technology. GREAT read!.
Old 7th February 2009
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1. Tape Op: my personal favorite AND it's FREE!
2. SOS
Old 7th February 2009
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Tape Op, hands down. The editor is very oppinionated and somewhat preachy at times, but it's full of good stuff. The interview with T-Bone Burnett was from a couple issues ago is a must-read if you can find it. very cool stuff.thumbsup
Old 7th February 2009
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favorite audio magazines:

Birds

Bird Sounds Digitally Recorded

Bird song display list: mp3 files

etc.


done with all that other trash...



.
Old 7th February 2009
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Audio Technology

Another Audio Technology fan-not prosumer oriented- and Rick O"Neill's articles are always a **** stirring masterpiece

GJ
Newcastle Oz
Old 7th February 2009
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yet another vote for TapeOp and, for the niche they serve - Remix magazine (kind of mostly dance/DJ/Hip-Hop/electronic, but only kind of).

All the other magazines get me excited about gear. Remix gets me excited about actually playing with the gear.

I used to have an electronic subscription to Sound on Sound which was really useful for going back into their archives and looking stuff up w/o having to keep the hard copy piled around the house.
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