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by Larry Crane

Sept. 22, 2018  |  No. 127

Ben Fowler

by Larry Crane

I first met Ben Fowler in 2011 while working on a record for a new up-and-coming country artist, Charlie Worsham. I was the assistant engineer during tracking and overdubs, and Ben was going to be...

Sept. 22, 2018  |  No. 127

Tony Bongiovi: Back to Power Station

by Larry Crane

The legendary Tony Bongiovi was the engineer, owner, producer, and studio designer behind New York City's Power Station studio. Power Station opened in 1977 at 441 West 53rd Street, helmed by Tony and...

March 18, 2018  |  No. 124

Dan Molad: Emotional Output

by Larry Crane

Dan Molad may be best known as part of the band Lucius, or for his current solo release as CHIMNEY, but he's also been involved as a producer, collaborator, and musician with a lot of interesting...

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...

July 21, 2017  |  No. 120

Dusty Wakeman: Managing Mics and More

by Larry Crane

Mojave Audio makes some of the highest quality mics at a great value; I've used several of them since they debuted and am a big fan. Dusty Wakeman has been running the company for years. I wanted to...

July 21, 2017  |  No. 120

Richard Swift: Dumbing His Way In?

by Larry Crane

"What you can control are knobs, faders, and being a nice person." For ten years Richard Swift’s been luring the hippest of indie rock bands to Cottage Grove, in the middle of Oregon, to work...

May 26, 2017  |  No. 119

Thomas Dolby: Breaking the Barriers

by Larry Crane

I read Thomas Dolby’s recent autobiography, The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir, and wanted to learn more about his recording life and thoughts. See...

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