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by Geoff Stanfield

Jan. 19, 2021  |  No. 141

Ricky Reed: Doing His Own Thing

by Geoff Stanfield

Growing up surrounded by the Bay Area’s rich mix of hip-hop, pop punk, funk, and soul, a door opened for producer Ricky Reed when one of his productions found its way to Jason Derulo and...

Jan. 19, 2021  |  No. 141

Laraaji: True Listening

by Geoff Stanfield

Laraaji (born as Edward Larry Gordon) may be most well-known for his 1980 album Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, a collaboration with Brian Eno for his legendary ambient series of recordings, but...

Jan. 9, 2021

NAMM Show 2021 Buyer's Guide: Part 3

by Geoff Stanfield

Welcome to Part 3 of our NAMM 2021 Buyer's Guide! No surprise here, but the NAMM Show is moving to an all online experience this year due to COVID-19. There will be a ton of good online talks and...

Jan. 9, 2021

NAMM Show 2021 Buyer's Guide: Part 2

by Geoff Stanfield

Welcome to Part Two of the Tape Op NAMM 2021 Buyer's Guide! No surprise here, but the NAMM Show is moving to an all online experience this year due to COVID-19. There will be a ton of good online...

Jan. 9, 2021

NAMM Show 2021 Buyer's Guide

by Geoff Stanfield

No surprise here, but the NAMM Show is moving to an all online experience this year due to COVID-19. There will be a ton of good online talks and resources available to check out and registration...

Nov. 17, 2020  |  No. 140

Sarah Jarosz: Transition & Growth

by Geoff Stanfield

At 29, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Sarah Jarosz has already had a lifetime's worth of musical accomplishments. Signing her first deal at 16 with Sugar Hill Records, she has since released...

Nov. 17, 2020  |  No. 140

Jacquire King

by Geoff Stanfield

I first met Jacquire King in 1997 at Toast Studios in San Francisco when he was the second engineer on my band's record [Black Lab's Your Body Above Me], produced by David Bianco [Tape Op #104]. I...

Sept. 15, 2020  |  No. 139

Heba Kadry: Building Community

by Geoff Stanfield

What do Björk, Beach House, Slowdive, Liturgy, !!!, The Mars Volta, Deerhunter, Explosions in the Sky, serpentwithfeet, and Ryuichi Sakamoto all have in common? Mastering and mixing engineer...

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