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

May 19, 2018  |  No. 125

Gary Numan: Sonic Reinvention

by Roman Sokal

 Having recently released his twenty-second studio album, Savage (Songs from a Broken World), Gary Numan is no stranger to the recording process. Produced by Ade Fenton (see his interview this...

March 18, 2018  |  No. 124

Dan Molad: Emotional Output

by Larry Crane

Dan Molad may be best known as part of the band Lucius, or for his current solo release as CHIMNEY, but he's also been involved as a producer, collaborator, and musician with a lot of interesting...

March 18, 2018  |  No. 124

Michael Wagener: Sounding Big!

by Tom Beaujour

As far as I can reckon, albums that Michael Wagener has produced, engineered, or mixed – including Mötley Crüe's Too Fast for Love, Skid Row's Skid Row, Metallica's Master of Puppets,...

March 17, 2018  |  No. 124

Stephen Masucci: Restoring the Future

by Larry Crane

Technician, musician, and recordist Stephen Masucci has been a friend of Tape Op for many years, helping set up interviews and turning us on to some great people. His band, The Lost Patrol, has been a...

Jan. 15, 2018  |  No. 123

Terry Date: Avoiding a Signature Sound?

by Jake Brown

Over the past four decades, producer/engineer Terry Date has racked up a gallery of multi-platinum monuments to his golden ears. Unforgettable moments from his catalog include the important role he...

Jan. 15, 2018  |  No. 123

Greg Wells: Save The Song

by John Baccigaluppi

I first met Greg Wells over the phone in 2004 when we were both working on a Team Sleep record, a band put together by Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno. Chino and the guys in the band at the time (Todd...

Nov. 20, 2017  |  No. 122

Jonathan Schenke

by John Rau

Jonathan Schenke has made a name and a sound for himself by recording and mixing some of the best independent and experimental rock that came out of New York in the last five years. You may have...