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What is the best magazine for Home Recording

Discussion in 'Recording' started by budzlightyear03, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. I am in need of some advice. My brother is just finishing building his home recording studio. He is very talented and for Christmas I would like to get him a magazine subscription to keep him on top of the latest news, sounds, tips, ideas, and encouragement for those in the recording business. Does anyone read any of these five magazines, and if so, which one would you say you can't live with out and why? The five I am looking at are: 1) Electronic Musician 2) Mix Magazine 3) EQ 4) Recording 5) Tape Op

    Thank you for any help you might be able to give me.
  2. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
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    Well, Tape Op is free, so at least sign him up there, and if you want to be very nice, get him another "paid" magazine subscription.

    I've heard many say TapeOp is their favorite magazine. The only downside is that it only comes out bi-monthly.

    I get all 5 you listed and more. I browse through them all, I usually read Mix, EQ, & Tape Op in my spare time. If you are going to buy him a subscription, I'd start with MIX (& definitely take advantage of the opportunity to get him Tape Op, it's really a great independent mag).
    He'll probably be extremely happy with both of those.
  3. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Mix, is my perennial favorite, for audio. Electronic Musician is as good(If he IS primarily an electronic musician, get this first)...

    How 'bout:

    Mix for Christmas.

    EM for his birthday.

    Anything FREE you can find - anytime!

    For next Christmas, get him a sub to Sound On Sound, magazine, from Great Britain. Great rag, wonderful reviews(Many available on-line)...

  4. mark_van_j

    mark_van_j Active Member

    Oct 28, 2005
    Maribor, Slovenia
    I used to have a subscription to Mix, but I was finding that I was only reading half of the articles. The rest didn't really interest me or pertain to what I was doing. Mix is a great all-round engineering magazine. I personally prefer Sound on Sound, becasue of it's great reviews and interviews. That's all I need.

    I found that magazines like EQ and Recording were not professional enough, and alot of their articles get "repeated". Those magazines are great for one-off purchases, but maybe not as much for subscriptions. At least IMO.
  5. huub

    huub Guest

    sound on sound..
  6. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Mix is a showboat for big boys. Most articles have people describing the $10,000 mic chain they used for a kick drum. Interesting reading, but not very applicable for the home studio user.

    Sound on Sound is great (I have the eSubscription) I also really like EQ. they've really turned around as of late.
  7. Derm

    Derm Guest

    Sound On Sound subscriber here too
  8. Spy

    Spy Guest

    Personally, I have subscriptions to Sound On Sound, Mix and Audio Media (although that comes free).

    I've heard good things about Tape Op, but I haven't seen a copy of it yet (I live in the UK). I might just subscribe to it anyway (circa £55) and if turns out to not be my cup of tea, just not renew it.

    Of the three that I get, I'd say that SOS is the most newbie friendly.

  9. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    It's all about TapeOp.
  10. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    TapeOp....The editor is local here!


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