interviews

We talk at length with record-makers about how they make records.

March 18, 2016  |  No. 112

Gavin Lurssen: Mastering with a Master

by Larry Crane

Mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen has been behind the console since 1991, won three Grammys and one Latin Grammy, and runs Lurssen Mastering — one of Southern California's busiest facilities....

March 18, 2016  |  No. 112

Val Garay’s Custom Gear

by Larry Crane

Producer/engineer Val Garay is best known for his work on albums by James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Toto, Kim Carnes, Seals and Crofts, Jackson Browne, and The Motels. Interestingly, he comes from a...

Jan. 20, 2016  |  No. 111

Doomtree: Minneapolis Hip-Hop

by Zac Meyer

Doomtree is a hip-hop collective base in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The seven-member band and record label is known for its homegrown DIY ethos, wide range of musical influences, and lyrical complexity...

Jan. 20, 2016  |  No. 111

Chris Walla: Making Tape Loops

by Larry Crane

Way the heck back, in issue #19 ofTape Op, we interviewed Chris Walla, then an integral part of the up-and-coming Death Cab For Cutie. Now Chris is off on his own, and his first music expedition (and...

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