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Larry Crane · April 26, 2013
I've received a few pretty odd emails recently. I know times are tough, unemployment sucks, but really, expecting any sort of "bailout" from the music biz has got to be the most delusional crap I've come across. Making a living in music requires hard...
Larry Crane · Aug. 15, 2008
One of the local Portland weeklies did a blurb on me and the Tape Op book for the reading tonight. Mercury
Dave Middleton · April 8, 2013
Legendary British sound engineer and producer Andy Johns has died at the age of 61. During his more-than-thirty-year career, Johns worked with some of rock music's biggest names, engineering records for Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Eric...
Larry Crane · July 1, 2012
I was on some webpage at the studio the other day, dealing with plug-in upgrades or such, when I noticed Google was placing profiled ads in front of me. Ironically, as I was in a pro studio, most were trying to refer me to recoridng schools (a bit...
Larry Crane · May 24, 2010
I was gonna run this in the letters section of issue #78 coming up, but I just felt it was too long to fit well. -LC I just finished reading the letters section in the new issue [#77] regarding interns, and wanted to relate my experience. A couple...
Larry Crane · Sept. 21, 2012
A while back I had an interesting session recording auditions and providing camera audio feed over the course of three days for 24 instrumental and vocal performers, all of whom were hoping to get on the roster with Cirque du Soleil. Roger...
Vijith Assar · June 11, 2009
OK, fine, I admit it -- I secretly envy hip hop's most ostentatious bling nuggets (T-Pain's new joint makes me particularly weak-kneed), but let's face it, none of that stuff has any place adorning a guy like me, even if the recession means I now...
Larry Crane · Sept. 22, 2008
I'm in the middle of cataloging 1.5 TB of audio files. This is the work I do for the Estate of Elliott Smith. Two computers keep Pro Tools on the top one and FileMaker Pro and Excel for track sheets on the bottom one. Otherwise the MacBook Pro...
Larry Crane · July 2, 2008
Tape Op Magazines and the Tape Op Book Vol. II are featured in the reading materials section of the "Sonic Youth, etc: Sensation Fix" traveling art exhibition. Thanks, Sonic Youth! "The exhibition Sonic Youth, etc: Sensation Fix focuses on the...