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What Mags Do You Subscribe to? Why? Saturation Plugins
Old 19th December 2010
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What Mags Do You Subscribe to? Why?

There are so many magazines these days and even though there was a time when I was easily getting around 5-6 a month (Mix, EM, EQ, Tape Op, REMIX, Songwriter), I have completely stopped all of them except Tape Op which is addictive. Mix is too dry for my tastes. EM probably writes the most honest reviews in the industry which I really respect. EQ is back to being cool after Craig Anderton took over and I receive it digitally. REMIX was also a quirky favorite even though it only last about 4 years. Songwriter went out of business sadly.

Every time I hit the newsstand, SOS catches my eye but I have never subscibed due to the cost but its probably one of the better mags out. I may bite the bullet and treat myself to a subscription in 2011.

What do you subscribe to? Why?
Old 19th December 2010
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TapeOP only. Nice articles. I wish they have an archive of old articles on the net. I stopped subscribing MIX a few years ago. I'll check EQ again. I like Craig.
Old 19th December 2010
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Why? Because I get them for free.
Old 19th December 2010
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Just Tape op for me too, but I'll have to check out EQ again. Used to love it, but kinda sucked for a while.
Old 19th December 2010
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What Mags Do You Subscribe to? Why?

Tape op. Sound on sound is very good. Keyboard writes great reviews for their advertisers about mediocre gear.
Old 19th December 2010
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Tapeop! It cannot be beaten!
Old 19th December 2010
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It must be getting tough for those mags that have been around for a long time. They are getting pretty skinny. As a long-time subscriber, I remember fat substantial issues not too many years ago. The latest issue of EM has 68 pages and 26 of them are full page ads. The latest MIX, 76 pages with 34 full page ads. I hope TapeOp goes monthly. I gladly pay for that great mag.
Old 19th December 2010
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I read every word in sound on sound ( ok not the ads ). Its filled with content not only gear porn.
Old 19th December 2010
Sound On Sound was the only one that kept my interest mostly because of the excellent engineers that write; Paul White, Mike Senior, and the golden-eared Hugh Robjohns (don't question what Hugh tells you).
Old 19th December 2010
Sound in Sound, and Tapeop for me. I also read Eq magazine when Matt Harper had things going well.
Old 19th December 2010
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I used to read Mix, EQ, and Recording Magazine, but they all started to suck so I stopped.

It's too bad that the Japanese audio mags Sound and Recording, and Sound Designer aren't available in English because they are the best, most detailed mags I've ever read. I've learned a lot from them.
Old 19th December 2010
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Tape Op is #1 by far. Always refreshing and inspiring. Always read cover to cover.

I also get the following for free (in order of appreciation):

Mix - there's always something interesting inside.
Pro Audio Review - small, but it's all gear reviews from pros.
Electronic Musician - EQ - Pro Sound News (all three tied) - I find I just flip through these and sometimes find a good article.

I'd like to subscribe to the UK's 'Resolution' and 'Sound On Sound' but they're a bit pricey. AES is great for grabbing a complimentary issue of these two excellent magazines.
Old 19th December 2010
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EQ came in the mail, yesterday - including the attached reminder, that if the studio wished to continue its free subscription, we had to fill in the card and return to sender.

I thumbed through the issue, looked at the cover, and made the decision I probably should have made a long time ago. No more EQ.

ProSound news also comes free, and I still find reason to read it, for live sound issues. Craig Anderton's offerings are always interesting and enlightening.

The one magazine I read cover to cover, after all these years, is TapeOp. Thank you, Larry Crane.

Best to all.
Old 19th December 2010
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At one time I had:
Keyboard, Mix, EQ, EM, Recording Magazine, Home Recording

Quit them all, too many ads and NO CONTENT
Old 19th December 2010
Tape Op and Record Collector.

Used to buy Mojo, Future Music and Uncut.
Old 19th December 2010
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SOS.. cause of the pretty glossy pictures.. like seriously.. I think its just a "better experience" then the other magazines.. lol, and sometimes I read the articles to.....

In a lot of ways I think SOS is just sorta.. im more like there target audience then I am like the target audience for a lot of the other magazines..

I'm an electronic music producer... I play a heavy metal type electric guitar... and I spend a lot of time mixing...

Once upon a time I had subscriptions to musician magazine, guitar world, guitar school, and guitar player... but its been years since I bought such a magazine.. never mind subscribed to one.

I think there's a sorta parallel.. like I liked guitar player and musician.. cause they were sorta more mature then a lot of the other magazines.. I sometimes feel that way about SOS.. or at least relative to magazines that seem more geared to electronic music production...

The other one I'm a big fan of is EM... but for some reason I seem to not be running into it on the music stands too often.

I don't play a keyboard.. but keyboard magazine is another one.. i'll check out a good deal.. mainly cause they deal with.. yup.. .electronic music stuff.

I will do stuff like recording and mixing.. but recording tends to be pretty secondary to me... and mixing.. well I'm just obsessed with it..

err so I guess that should sorta explain it?
Old 19th December 2010
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Tape Op cause it's got the word Tape in the title. Seriously, a great mag.
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