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by Larry Crane

May 16, 2019  |  No. 131

Catherine Vericolli: A Sense of Wonder

by Larry Crane

Since 2006 Catherine Vericolli has run her Fivethirteen Recording in Tempe, outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Along with long-time engineer Dominic Armstrong, she's kept the studio busy and growing in a...

May 16, 2019  |  No. 131

Brendan Perry: Recording Dead Can Dance

by Larry Crane

Long before I even dreamed of professionally recording or starting a magazine like Tape Op, I was a huge fan of the band Dead Can Dance. Formed by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard in Australia in 1981,...

May 16, 2019  |  No. 131

Michael Brauer: The Emotion of a Mix

by Larry Crane

We first met esteemed mix engineer Michael Brauer in Tape Op #37 in 2003, when Mike Caffrey interviewed him about his multi-bus mixing technique. Some 16 years later Michael and I sat down at his new...

March 18, 2019  |  No. 130

Jimmy Douglass: The Senator Speaks

by Larry Crane

The career of Jimmy Douglass is incredibly interesting. Coming up at Atlantic Records in the early '70s, he learned the ins and outs of studio life on the fly while observing masters like Tom Dowd and...

Jan. 17, 2019  |  No. 129

SoundBetter

by Larry Crane

SoundBetter Founders Shachar Gilad (Left) and Itamar Yunger (Right). In 2013 I met up with Shachar Gilad, the founder of SoundBetter, to talk about the new business he'd started, connecting people...

Jan. 17, 2019  |  No. 129

Jamie Lidell: Electro-Soul

by Larry Crane

British-born, Nashville-living Jamie Lidell is a singer, beatboxer, recordist, producer, engineer, songwriter, code writer, husband, and father. He has collaborated with Beck, Cristian Vogel (as Super...

Nov. 17, 2018  |  No. 128

SassyBlack: Cathartic and Spiritual

by Larry Crane

Her bio states, "SassyBlack is a space aged singer, songwriter & producer," and that is a great starting point in digging into her career, one that also includes the titles of freelance writer,...

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