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

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...

Nov. 20, 2017  |  No. 122

Rick Miller

by Pete Weiss

As the guiding light of twang-raunch-rock stalwarts Southern Culture On The Skids, singer/ guitarist/producer Rick Miller has steered the band through over 30 years of musical adventures, spanning...

Nov. 20, 2017  |  No. 122

Mike Dean: Hip-Hop Producer/Mixer

by Jake Brown

If you’re a hip-hop fan it’s almost impossible not to know the name Mike Dean, as his sound is woven so deeply into the last quarter century of music. A low-key legend who prefers to let...