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Blog posts by Larry Crane

March 12, 2013

Reaching Out

by Larry Crane

A couple of years ago I purchased a download package that a friend's band, Blue Skies for Black Hearts, was offering up. It was a generous offer, proceeds went towards a good cause, and the band is really fun (not to mention that the bandleader,...

Nov. 20, 2012

Album Credits Are Just As Important As the Money We Make

by Larry Crane

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...

Nov. 20, 2012

Eliminate Variables

by Larry Crane

I finally figured out what makes for a successful tracking session: simply eliminate the variables. On one level this could be seen as pre-production combined with concise decision making. Certainly those can help - but what I'm talking about is...

Nov. 3, 2012

Avid and Pro Tools

by Larry Crane

Wall Street PR reports on the woes of Avid, the company behind Pro Tools. What does the future hold? I'm just terrified of having to learn a new platform, buying more gear and software, and there not being a de facto DAW standard for professional...

Sept. 21, 2012

Tell the Truth

by Larry Crane

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...

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