interviews

We talk at length with record-makers about how they make records.

May 24, 2020  |  No. 137

Peter Asher: No Overriding Rules

by Ian Brennan

Gordon Waller and Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon) at Studio Three at EMI Recording Studios Paul McCartney lived in his house for two years. His mother was George Martin's music teacher. He is...

May 24, 2020  |  No. 137

Craig Alvin: Pushing the Right Buttons

by Larry Crane

This story begins many years ago, in Portland, Oregon. It was 1996, and the first issue of Tape Op had just been released. In a quest to learn more, I had been devouring as many books and magazines...

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...

April 28, 2020

Blake Mills: Tape Op Podcast Interview

by Geoff Stanfield

Perfume Genius, Laura Marling, Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Vulfpeck, Randy Newman, Jesca Hoop, Norah Jones, Andrew Bird, Jim James, and a long list of others all have a common thread: Blake Mills....

April 28, 2020

Ken Scott: Tape Op Podcast Interview

by Larry Crane

Ken Scott is an undisputed legend. We interviewed him way back in Tape Op issue #52. His work with The Beatles, Elton John, David Bowie, George Harrison, Supertramp, and countless others, has him...

March 22, 2020  |  No. 136

Patrick Carney of The Black Keys

by Larry Crane

As one half of The Black Keys with Dan Auerbach [Tape Op #127], Patrick Carney has witnessed their band achieve the sort of commercial success they would have once considered impossible. But more than...

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