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No. 76  |  Mar 2010
March 15, 2010


Alan Evans: Playonbrother Studios and Soulive

by Larry Crane

" ... a couple pictures of them walking to the studio from the parking lot and it said, "Walking into Rudy Van Gelder's studio." That was the first time that it really hit me — "Oh, there's somebody who records this music. Who ... "

No. 54  |  Jul 2006
July 15, 2006


Melvin Gibbs

by John Dylan Keith

" ... sound great. You go to Sun, you go to where they tracked the Motown records, you go to Rudy Van Gelder's — you get this perplexed look about... 'Oh, it's just a ROOM!'" Gibbs uses Dunleavy speakers since the biggest year ... "

No. 99  |  Jan 2014
Jan. 15, 2014

Jazz Recordists

Wayne Peet: Engineering Jazz

by Jonathan Saxon

" ... how people did [recordings], until multitracking and mixing later came in, of course. Is that how guys like Rudy Van Gelder [Tape Op #43] were tracking? Oh, definitely! I mean you can hear it on the records. Listen to the difference ... "

No. 99  |  Jan 2014
Jan. 13, 2014


Wayne Peet (bonus): Engineering Jazz

by Jonathan Saxon

" ... then put the mic there rather than guessing. Kenny Burrell told me one of things he liked about Rudy Van Gelder [Tape Op #43] was that he would really listen to the sound when he was setting up a session. You ... "

No. 100  |  Mar 2014
March 15, 2014


100 Issues! 100 Quotes!

by Larry Crane

" ... I meet someone who played there, they say they have good memories of it." read full interview → -Rudy Van of modern day technology, one of the things that has not improved seemingly is exactly that — the communication system." read ... "

No. 129  |  Jan 2019
Jan. 17, 2019


Chris Schlarb: BIG EGO and Beyond

by Steve Krolikowski

" ... as similar to the jazz and pop recordists of the ’50s and ’60s. That makes me think of Rudy Van Gelder [Tape Op #43]. A warm but still hi-fi sound. It’s interesting that you say hi-fi, because I never think of ... "

No. 133  |  Sep 2019
Sept. 19, 2019


Darryl Moore: "Mics are Cameras to Me"

by Jonathan Saxon

" ... older jazz records, everybody [mainly] used two mics. A lot of times even one. I always wondered how Rudy Van Gelder [Tape Op #43] recorded. How I mic up my bass drum usually, because I don't like to use the hole ... "

No. 138  |  Jul 2020
July 23, 2020


D. James Goodwin: Into the Hardship

by Elijah Torn

" ... for sure. Also [Andrei] Tarkovsky; the pacing, the thoughtfulness, and the rumination of it appeals to me. Producer-wise, Rudy Van Gelder [Tape Op #43] had a big influence on me, and definitely Alan Parsons [#42]. And Phill Brown [#12, Are We ... "

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No. 43  |  Sep 2004
June 4, 2013

TOC Intro

TOC Intro #43

by Larry Crane

" ... Rant Column, for some thoughts on the upcoming election. This issue has some great interviews inlcuding the legendary Rudy Van Gelder. We've also got two articles on getting the most out of drums, one of the more difficult instruments to capture ... "

No. 50  |  Nov 2005
June 19, 2013

End Rant

Fifty Issues, Fifty Quotes

by Larry Crane

" ... of using a sound or a sample." -Alan Parsons 43. "That was before the days of sliding faders." -Rudy Van Gelder 44. "I've always felt that Memphis is great at exporting local products." -Doug Easley 45. "Every note has to come ... "

No. 44  |  Nov 2004
June 19, 2013

End Rant

Depth of Field

by Larry Crane

" ... eras. Billie Holiday's recordings have a sense of room, with the players all behind her, even in mono. Rudy Van Gelder's jazz recordings have a sense of space and place. Even some of the best electronic recordings have a sense of ... "

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No. 141  |  Jan 2021
Jan. 18, 2021

Monitoring, Tools

Quasar Monitor

by Ex Machina | Reviewed by Brian Bender

" ... to hi-fi speakers and playback equipment. Reviewers write haikus in brown pencil, dithering about the big truths while Rudy Van Gelder [Tape Op #43] and Nikola Tesla nod from beyond with knowing approval, their own confirmation biases being fed by a ... "

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