Tape Op's original subtitle still probably says it best: The Creative Music Recording Magazine. Tape Op is about learning how to make great recordings with whatever tools you have access to. They interview engineers, producers and musicians who are making great recordings, sitting down and talk with them at length and then run long, in-depth interviews. The reader becomes, in essence, the "tape op" hanging out in the studio and learning the trade from the seasoned vets working in the studio.
Unlike most recording magazines, Tape Op's primary focus is not on reviewing equipment. They want to discuss making art.
The June/July '23 Issue features pieces on:
Morton Subotnick—Electronic pioneer and Silver Apples of the Moon
Amanda Shires—Take it Like A Man, The Highwomen
Lawrence Rothman—Producing Amanda @ RCA Studio B
Hill Kourkoutis—Canada's Recording Engineer of the Year
Tony Hoffer—Belle & Sebastian, M83, Beck, Air, Ziggy Marley
Tunde Adebimpe—TV On the Radio & Tinariwen in the desert