interviews

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

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

Alvin Lucier: Do Something Original

by Ian Brennan

Alvin Lucier is one of the most influential composers in the post-John Cage era. Having authored over 172 pieces for film, theater, television, and dance companies, it is fair to say that he is...

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

New Danger: Tulips by Maston

by John Phillips

Maston is the project of L.A.-based composer multi-instrumentalist Frank Maston, who also runs the studio and label, Phonoscope. I met Frank backstage at a Jacco Gardner [Tape Op #109] concert in July...

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...

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