interviews

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

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

Lyle Workman: Uncommon Measures

by John Baccigaluppi

Last fall, I had the pleasure of meeting up and chatting with two successful Hollywood film composers (Charlie Clouser & Lyle Workman), each in their respective home studios. Interestingly,...

Jan. 19, 2021  |  No. 141

Charlie Clouser: Scoring

by John Baccigaluppi

Last fall, I had the pleasure of meeting up and chatting with two successful Hollywood film composers (Charlie Clouser & Lyle Workman), each in their respective home studios. Interestingly, what...

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. 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...

Jan. 19, 2021  |  No. 141

The Music of JG Thirlwell

by Larry Crane

Composer, musician, and producer James George Thirlwell has been known as JG Thirlwell, Clint Ruin, Frank Want, and most famously, Foetus and its many incarnations. Lately he has been doing quite a...

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. 16, 2020  |  No. 140

Herb Alpert: Looking For a Feeling

by Larry Crane

With the recent release of the documentary Herb Alpert Is... the world got a glimpse into the life of a man with many accomplishments. Sure, most know him for Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass,...

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