When Tape Op's 420th issue rolls out in 2040, the way we record, edit, mix, and master audio will be transformed entirely from the processes we use today. Currently we are separated by physical...
 
2012's Open Your Heart put The Men on the map. Their aggressive, raw rock 'n' roll was a welcome jolt, a reminder of the power of energetic live performances. Ben Greenberg is the band member and...
 
Ever since I started seeing Brad Wood's producer credits on excellent records coming out of Chicago by Seam, Shrimp Boat, Red Red Meat, Veruca Salt, and Eleventh Dream Day I was curious about him and...
 
An unsung studio hero? That's how some people see Tim Palmer. With a career beginning in London in the late '70s, he worked on records with Kajagoogoo, Cutting Crew, and Dead or Alive. Later work with...
 
Jan/Feb 2014
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Written by Jonathan Saxon · Jan. 15, 2014
Wayne Peet is an accomplished pianist/keyboardist and a first call player in the jazz/new music/avant-garde scene in Los Angeles, but he's also known as an excellent recordist, mixer, mastering...
 
In 2006 the world lost Arif Mardin, a classic (and classy) record producer and arranger who'd originally worked at Atlantic Records for over 30 years, producing hits for artists like The Bee Gees,...
 
An unsung studio hero? That's how some people see Tim Palmer. With a career beginning in London of the late '70s, he worked on records with Kajagoogoo, Cutting Crew and Dead or Alive. Later work with...
 
In 2006 the world lost Arif Mardin, a classic (and classy) record producer and arranger who'd originally worked at Atlantic Records for over 30 years, producing hits for artists like The Bee Gees,...
 
Wayne Peet is an accomplished pianist/keyboardist and a first call player in the jazz/new music/avant-garde scene in Los Angeles, but he's also known as an excellent recordist, mixer, mastering...
 
Back when I was first starting out, all my friends' bands wanted to make their records with Lou Whitney. He was the first "Professional Recording Engineer" I ever met when a friend brought me to Lou's...
 
I'd seen Ed Stasium's name on records for years; The Ramones, Talking Heads, Mick Jagger, Peter Wolf, Living Colour, Soul Asylum, and The Smithereens, to name a few. But little did I know that Ed's...
 
Nov/Dec 2013
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Written by Larry Crane · Nov. 15, 2013
Manny Nieto got bit by the recording bug after working with Steve Albini [Tape Op #10/87] on Nieto's band Distortion Felix and their I'm An Athlete album in 1999. Nieto quickly built a studio in East...