Interviews, tutorials, etc. All about the art of music recording.

March 18, 2018  |  No. 124

Christina Kubisch: The Hidden Sounds

by Larry Crane

German composer and performance artist Christina Kubisch has created electronic and acoustic music for installations since the '70s. Her work focuses on finding sounds where no one expects, and her...

March 18, 2018  |  No. 124

Michael Wagener: Sounding Big!

by Tom Beaujour

As far as I can reckon, albums that Michael Wagener has produced, engineered, or mixed – including Mötley Crüe's Too Fast for Love, Skid Row's Skid Row, Metallica's Master of Puppets,...

March 17, 2018  |  No. 124

Stephen Masucci: Restoring the Future

by Larry Crane

Technician, musician, and recordist Stephen Masucci has been a friend of Tape Op for many years, helping set up interviews and turning us on to some great people. His band, The Lost Patrol, has been a...

Jan. 15, 2018  |  No. 123

Terry Date: Avoiding a Signature Sound?

by Jake Brown

Over the past four decades, producer/engineer Terry Date has racked up a gallery of multi-platinum monuments to his golden ears. Unforgettable moments from his catalog include the important role he...

Jan. 15, 2018  |  No. 123

Greg Wells: Save The Song

by John Baccigaluppi

I first met Greg Wells over the phone in 2004 when we were both working on a Team Sleep record, a band put together by Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno. Chino and the guys in the band at the time (Todd...

Jan. 15, 2018  |  No. 123

Jonathan Rado: 21st Century Ambassador

by Ben Berke

Through close encounters with Motown machinery, Ken Caillat [Tape Op #96], and Hal Blaine's drum kit, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado has established himself as a modern manipulator of the Nixon-era studio...

Nov. 20, 2017  |  No. 122

Jonathan Schenke

by John Rau

Jonathan Schenke has made a name and a sound for himself by recording and mixing some of the best independent and experimental rock that came out of New York in the last five years. You may have...