interviews

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

July 20, 2019  |  No. 132

Ryan Bingham: Making Records

by Geoff Stanfield

From humble beginnings in Hobbs, New Mexico, and a childhood spent moving from oilfield to oilfield for his father's jobs, Ryan Bingham rode bulls and eventually learned to play a guitar given to him...

July 20, 2019  |  No. 132

Dave Cook: Landing at Area 52

by David Rothenberg

Dave Cook, recording and live engineer extraordinaire, has worked with The B-52s, King Crimson, Cindy Cashdollar, David Bowie, Amy Helm, Ravi Shankar, Mamadou Kelly, Maya Beiser, Suzanne Vega, and...

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...

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