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Larry Crane · May 31, 2010
Yup, I sit at my computer all day editing articles, writing stuff for the mag and answering the ridiculous amount of emails that always seep in over the course of a day. illus by Eva Kihl
Larry Crane · Aug. 18, 2008
I ran the end rant about "Lies" I hear in the studio from musicians. I asked for "Lies" that engineers tell people, but only got these two. But they're pretty good! Please take with a sense of humor, according to Arthur, but there may be some truths...
Larry Crane · Nov. 15, 2013
When I graduated from college, I dove headlong into restaurant work in order to survive. I had a degree in Visual Communications and a minor in Art from an un- prestigious college, but near the end of my studies I'd begun playing bass in a band...
Larry Crane · Oct. 7, 2009
I didn't do this video. But the guy who did must be spying on me. You can replace the style of music with any style, but the conversation is the same. (Recording Engineers, you can replace mastering with 'my friend has a hacked copy of Cubase.') ...
Larry Crane · Nov. 20, 2012
Below is a Guest Post from Jim Janik: Album Credits Are Just As Important As the Money We Make (maybe more so) by: Jim Janik Have you ever googled yourself? I have. In fact, I have to. Like many freelancers in the music industry, it's just one of...
Larry Crane · July 19, 2013
A reader just informed me that APPLE's recent Logic Pro X includes "Drummer", a virtual drummer plug-in. One of the virtual drummers is named "aidan", who apparently cannot find the CAPS key on his virtual MacBook. In Aidan's "Portland Kit" we...
Larry Crane · March 27, 2011
Hey, have a listen to the panel we did at SXSW.  Jesse Lauter is an American producer/mixer/engineer. He has worked with The Low Anthem, James Blood Ulmer, Ingrid Michaelson, Elvis Perkins, Marco Benevento, Smokey Hormel, Alela Diane, Diamond...
Larry Crane · May 12, 2009
Our pal, Howard Massey, has a new book out, Behind The Glass Volume II. Volume I was a real treat, and Howard also co-wrote Geoff Emerick's excellent Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles. There's a ridiculous amount...
Larry Crane · June 15, 2012
  We got this letter from J. Robert Lennon, a sometimes contributor here at Tape Op. I figured I'd better answer it. -Larry Crane "A thought struck me while I was reading Adam Kagan's very informative review of the Chandler Little Devil...