Women in Audio

Features on Women in Audio Engineering and Production!

July 7, 2021  |  No. 144

Julie McLarnon: A Truly Analogue Cat

by Larry Crane

In Northern Ireland, in a certain region of the countryside, you can find Analogue Catalogue Recording Studios. This residential studio is run by Julie McLarnon, an engineer/producer with a...

March 15, 2021  |  No. 142

Sadie Dupuis: In the Details

by Larry Crane

Who is Sadie Dupuis? A writer, singer, and guitar player in the band Speedy Ortiz. Producer, writer, and collaborator behind Sad13. Label owner of Wax Nine Records. A writer, with a book of poetry...

Jan. 19, 2021  |  No. 141

Piper Payne: Respect For the Craft

by Ian Brennan

A drummer turned mastering engineer, Piper Payne is a Bay Area audio professional who I’ve long admired. She has worked with the likes of The Go-Go’s, Shannon & the Clams, Third Eye...

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...

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...

May 24, 2020  |  No. 137

Emily Wells: Just Use Your Ears

by Larry Crane

I met Emily Wells years ago and we immediately hit it off, talking about gear and careers. She's released a number of albums of her unique compositions and excellent musicianship (her violin playing...

March 22, 2020  |  No. 136

Amy King: Versatile... Dedicated.

by Roman Sokal

Grant Avenue Studio, based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is a prestigious, fabled, and legendary studio originally built by the brothers Bob and Daniel Lanois [Tape Op #37, #127]. In 1985, musician...

Jan. 18, 2020  |  No. 135

Ebonie Smith: Keeping the Flow

by Angelica Tavella

Last year I had the opportunity to pay a visit to Atlantic Records, right off of Times Square in New York City, to have a conversation with their Senior Engineer, Ebonie Smith. We talked about her...

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...

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,...

Jan. 18, 2017  |  No. 117

Susan Rogers: From Prince to Ph.D.

by Larry Crane

Not only is Susan Rogers a record producer, engineer, mixer, and audio electronics technician, she has a doctorate in psychology (having studied music cognition and psychoacoustics) from McGill...

March 15, 2013  |  No. 94

Linda Gerard: She's Fabulous

by Larry Crane, Jenna Zine

Some time back I was given the interesting job of restoring tapes and 7-inch singles on a unique project for the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. I enlisted the aid of Jamie Howarth and his...

March 15, 2012  |  No. 88

Merrill Garbus: of tUnE-yArDs

by Eli Crews

Merrill Garbus is the founder and central figure of tUnE-yArDs, an extraordinary band that I have had the honor of traveling with over the past year in support of their fantastic album w h o k i l...

Nov. 15, 2010  |  No. 80

Dawn Landes

by Larry Crane

Years ago I met a young woman who was assisting at several studios and working with music people around New York City. She hooked Tape Op up with an interesting interview with stomp box designer John...

Nov. 15, 2009  |  No. 74

Working with Leslie Ann Jones

by Richard Barone

Going into the studio as an artist, there's nothing I look for more than magic. When producing someone else's music I get deep into the mechanics of "how", but when it's my own tune, voice and guitar,...

Jan. 15, 2001  |  No. 21

Wendy Schneider: Coney Island Studio

by Larry Crane

Wendy Schneider started Coney Island Studio in Madison, Wisconsin, over two years ago, after doing audio/visual post production, doing live sound, interning at the local famous studio (Smart) and...

March 15, 1997  |  No. 4

Hillary Johnson

by Larry Crane

Hillary first came to Tape Op's attention when she e-mailed us, from New York, with some hot "snapple-micing" tips (see the letters in issue #3).  I was impressed with her rockin'...