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

July 14, 2015  |  No. 108

Mew: Copenhagen's Finest

by Alex Maiolo

Formed 20 years ago in a suburb of Copenhagen, Mew was first in a wave of indie bands to come out of Denmark. While their earliest recordings may hint at more challenging music to come, nobody could...

July 15, 2015  |  No. 108

Tom Mark: A Career Recording NRBQ

by Lincoln Barr

For over 40 years, NRBQ has been a codeword among fans of American music in all its forms. The New Rhythm and Blues Quartet (or Quintet, if you're referring to the band's original lineup with...

May 15, 2015  |  No. 107

John Rodd: Recording Soundtracks

by Larry Crane

John Rodd might not be a household name, but it's likely you've heard his work. As a recording and mix engineer, he's worked on many film and television scores, including Elysium, Breaking Bad, The...

May 15, 2015  |  No. 107

by Tom Fine

In the Allen Sides interview in issue #106 of Tape Op, Allen mentioned owning a few Church mics and loving their sound. There's an interesting backstory to that microphone that I would like to...

May 15, 2015  |  No. 107

Temples: UK Psyche Pop

by Alex Maiolo

Psych Pop has been enjoying a healthy resurgence. The loudest shots from the latest wave were fired by Tame Impala when they released Innerspeaker in 2010, soon becoming one of the biggest...