Cover image of Tape Op Podcast
(162)
Music

Tape Op Podcast

Updated 4 days ago

Music
Read more

Podcast by Tape Op Podcast

Read more

Podcast by Tape Op Podcast

iTunes Ratings

162 Ratings
Average Ratings
129
12
8
7
6

Love the Tycho Interview

By Mr. Homeless - Nov 04 2017
Read more
Love the tycho interview!!

Great podcast!

By Hatemakingupnicknames - Apr 25 2017
Read more
Oddly, horrible sound quality though?

iTunes Ratings

162 Ratings
Average Ratings
129
12
8
7
6

Love the Tycho Interview

By Mr. Homeless - Nov 04 2017
Read more
Love the tycho interview!!

Great podcast!

By Hatemakingupnicknames - Apr 25 2017
Read more
Oddly, horrible sound quality though?

Listen to:

Cover image of Tape Op Podcast

Tape Op Podcast

Updated 4 days ago

Read more

Podcast by Tape Op Podcast

Rank #1: Episode 3: Steve Albini

Podcast cover
Read more
Yes, Steve Albini is known for being outspoken and opinionated and "controversial," but behind the mythical personality that's been created for him by the media, he's just a great engineer with a passion for making records. This interview was conducted at Albini's Electrical Audio in 2012. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This audio recording was not originally tracked with the intent of using for a podcast. It was recorded solely for transcription for our print interview (see issue #87). Please forgive any balance issues, background sounds, and lack of clarity.

Sponsored by Audio-Technica
http://www.audio-technica.com

Mar 28 2017

1hr 3mins

Play

Rank #2: Episode 4: Glyn Johns

Podcast cover
Read more
If you don't know his name, you know his work. The Rolling Stones, The Who, Small Faces, The Beatles, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, The Clash, Ryan Adams, Band of Horses, Patty Griffin and countless others. Without question, Glyn Johns is the sound of a large portion of rock radio and most of our record collections. In In 2015, Larry Crane visited Glyn at his beautiful home in the country south of London for this insightful and at times hilarious interview. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This audio recording was not originally tracked with the intent of using for a podcast. It was recorded solely for transcription for our print interview (see issue #109). Please forgive any balance issues, background sounds, and lack of clarity.

Sponsored by Focal
https://www.focal.com/en/pro-audio

Apr 20 2017

52mins

Play

Rank #3: Episode 18: Daniel Lanois

Podcast cover
Read more
Daniel Lanois' career reads like an enviable work of fantasy. From his early work with Brian Eno and Harold Budd on their genre defining "ambient" works, pivotable roles in U2 classics The Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree and Actung Baby!, to his work with Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, and of course his body of work as a band leader and solo artist, Daniel Lanois has continued to look forward and stay inspired by being at once a master and student of his craft. His latest release Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois(a collaboration with Aaron Funk) keeps the tradition of not just pushing, but ignoring boundaries. Online editor Geoff Stanfield caught up with Daniel to discuss this latest release and what's happened since we last interviewed Daniel back in Tape Op issue #37. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This audio recording was not originally tracked with the intent of using for a podcast. It was recorded solely for transcription for our print interview. Please forgive any balance issues, background sounds, and lack of clarity.

Sponsored by AMS-Neve
www.ams-neve.com

Jul 06 2018

30mins

Play

Rank #4: Episode 29: Michael Brauer

Podcast cover
Read more
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 Larry Crane sat down at his new space, BrauerSound Studios, to discuss his career path and unique mixing techniques. He's crossed genres frequently, working as a mixer on projects by artists as varied as Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Tony Bennett, Coldplay, John Mayer, Calle 13, Angelique Kidjo, Phoenix, Bon Jovi, M. Ward, Grandaddy [Tape Op #7], Caveman, James Bay, and Grizzly Bear. Enjoy!

Sponsored by Eventide Audio
www.eventide.com

Jun 06 2019

1hr 7mins

Play

Rank #5: Episode 5: Vance Powell

Podcast cover
Read more
Too often people assume that those of us in the field of music recording had a distinct idea of what we wanted to do when we started. The truth is almost always that it's a wild and unpredictable path we end up on. Vance Powell is a perfect example.

His work has earned him three Grammy awards (Jars of Clay, Buddy Guy, and The Raconteurs). Along the way he's recorded with a wide variety of artists, including Keb' Mo', Martina McBride, The Secret Machines, Karen Elson and of course Jack White. Larry Crane ran around Nashville on a crazy tour with Vance for 11 hours one day and, near the end, they sat down to chat.

Disclaimer: This audio recording was not originally tracked with the intent of using for a podcast. It was recorded solely for transcription for our print interview (see issue #82). Please forgive any balance issues, background sounds, and lack of clarity.

Sponsored by Bock
http://bockaudio.com

May 25 2017

1hr 5mins

Play

Rank #6: Episode 7: Don Was

Podcast cover
Read more
His group, Was(Not Was), rolled out some funky dance pop in the '80s. He's produced big records for the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, and The B-52s. But today he is in his office, high atop the famous Capitol Records tower in Hollywood, as President of the venerable jazz label, Blue Note Records. How did Don Was get here? How does he approach production? What makes him tick? I knew someday we would have this discussion, and everything that drives him does stem from a true love of music — just as I had always imagined. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This audio recording was not originally tracked with the intent of using for a podcast. It was recorded solely for transcription for our print interview (see issue #113). Please forgive any balance issues, background sounds, and lack of clarity.

Sponsored by JBL Professional
http://www.jblpro.com

Jul 28 2017

1hr 2mins

Play

Rank #7: Episode 26: Blake Mills

Podcast cover
Read more
Perfume Genius, Laura Marling, Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Vulfpeck, Randy Newman, Jesca Hoop, Norah Jones, Andrew Bird, Jim James, and a long list of others all have a common thread, Blake Mills. Originally the leader of the band Simon Dawes, Blake caught the studio bug and never looked back. His songwriting, inventive guitar playing and production are all unmistakeable. His third solo release "Look" was born out of his exploring of vintage Roland guitar synthesizers. Online Publisher Geoff Stanfield caught up with Blake to discuss. Enjoy!

Sponsored byAdam Audio
www.adam-audio.com/en/

Mar 07 2019

39mins

Play

Rank #8: Episode 28: Neko Case

Podcast cover
Read more
Neko Case released her first album The Virginian in 1997 and since has released six records, documents of her growth as a singer, songwriter and producer. Her latest release, Hell On, still has whispers of her Americana past, but leans more towards an art rock record, with theatrical arrangements that highlight her vivid and evocative lyrics. Neko's recent interview in Tape Op was fantastic but there is just so much to talk about, so Online Publisher Geoff Stanfield caught up with her at a recent tour stop in Seattle. Enjoy!

Sponsored by Audio-Technica
www.audio-technica.com

May 07 2019

44mins

Play

Rank #9: Episode 19: Jamie Lidell

Podcast cover
Read more
Born in the UK, and now currently residing in Nashville, Jamie Lidell sings, beatboxes, records, produces, engineers, writes songs, writes code, and actually functions as a husband and father. He has collaborated with Beck, Feist, Gonzales, Mocky and Simian Mobile Disco just to name a few. His songs have been used in Grey's Anatomy and Target commercials and he has won global accolades for his work. I sat down with Jamie at his studio in Nashville to catch up. Enjoy!

Sponsored by Universal Audio
www.uaudio.com

Aug 07 2018

1hr 1min

Play

Rank #10: Episode 17: Gotye

Podcast cover
Read more
In 2011 an artist by the name of Gotye rose to international prominence on the back of his song, "Somebody That I Used to Know," from his third album, Making Mirrors. Wouter "Wally" De Backer is Gotye, and it turns out he's far more than a global pop star. Belgian-born, and Australia-raised, he now resides in the New York City area, where he can work on his many passions. An interest in the French proto-synthesizer, the Ondioline - and it's most famous player, Jean-Jacques Perrey, led to meeting Jean-Jacques, archiving his music, releasing a record of rare works and restoring several vintage Ondiolines as well as performing live with the Ondioline Orchestra. Wally also continues to record and perform with The Basics, a rock trio he's had with friends since 2002, and is currently working on a new Gotye album. He's a busy man; one whose energy is positive and infectious. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This audio recording was not originally tracked with the intent of using for a podcast. It was recorded solely for transcription for our print interview. Please forgive any balance issues, background sounds, and lack of clarity.

Sponsored by Eventide
www.eventide.com

Jun 05 2018

57mins

Play

Rank #11: Episode 16: Susan Rogers

Podcast cover
Read more
Not only is Susan Rogers a record producer, engineer, mixer, and audio electronics technician, she has a doctorate in psychology (having studied music cognition and psychoacoustics) from McGill University. As an engineer Susan really got her start working with Prince from 1983 to 1988, including albums like Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, Sign o' the Times, and The Black Album. Her other studio sessions have included artists like Barenaked Ladies, David Byrne, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Rusted Root, Tricky, Geggy Tah, and Michael Penn. She is currently the director of the Berklee College of Music's Perception and Cognition Laboratory, and is an associate professor at Berklee. Portions of this interview were conducted after a listen to a vinyl LP of Purple Rain in front of a live audience during the "Saturday Night Listening Party" at the Welcome to 1979 Recording Summit (held every November in Nashville), and the rest of the interview took place between Susan and me the following day. Enjoy

Sponsored by Soundtoys
soundtoys.com

May 08 2018

55mins

Play

Rank #12: Episode 15: Jack Douglas

Podcast cover
Read more
What's the common thread between John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Slash, Aerosmith, Miles Davis, Patti Smith, Blue Oyster Cult, The Yardbirds, New York Dolls, Clutch and Local H? It's Jack Douglas. We interviewed Jack along with Jay Messina back in Tape Op #90, but my pal Luther Russell and I were able to catch up with Jack in Los Angeles in early 2018 to talk shop and dig into his history. Enjoy!

Sponsored by Audio-Technica
www.audio-technica.com

Apr 05 2018

56mins

Play

Rank #13: Episode 13: John Congleton

Podcast cover
Read more
Producer John Congleton was first interviewed back in 2011 in Tape Op #81. He has made records with St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky, The Walkmen, Blondie, and Alvvays. Tape Op Editor Larry Crane caught up with John when he was recently in Portland, Oregon working on the new Decemberists record. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This audio recording was not originally tracked with the intent of using for a podcast. Please forgive any balance issues, background sounds, and lack of clarity.

Sponsored by Joe Lambert Mastering
http://www.JoeLambertMastering.com

Feb 06 2018

56mins

Play

Rank #14: Episode 20: Tucker Martine

Podcast cover
Read more
In 2002 we interviewed Tucker Martine, then a resident of Seattle and making some cool records with people like Bill Frisell and Danny Barnes. A few years later he moved down to Portland, Oregon, working initially out of my Jackpot! Recording Studio, but soon moving his home studio Flora Recording And Playback into commercial digs. He's worked with The Decemberists, REM, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, Mudhoney, Grandaddy, Mavis Staples, K.D. Lang, She and Him, and also his songwriting wife Laura Veirs. Tucker was preparing to move into a new studio building so I thought we should check in and see what was up with him. Enjoy!

Sponsored by Neumann Berlin
https://en-de.neumann.com

Sep 07 2018

1hr 1min

Play

Rank #15: Episode 14: Ken Scott

Podcast cover
Read more
Ken Scott is an undisputed legend. We interviewed him way back in Tape Op issue #52. His work with The Beatles, Elton John, David Bowie, George Harrison, Supertramp and countless others has him firmly planted in the middle of some of music's greatest albums. We caught up with Ken at this year's NAMM show in Los Angeles and chatted about his amazing career. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This audio recording was not originally tracked with the intent of using for a podcast. Please forgive any balance issues, background sounds, and lack of clarity.

Sponsored by Artnovion
https://www.artnovion.com

Mar 06 2018

25mins

Play