Columns

by Larry Crane

Jan/Feb 2016

TOC Intro  |  No. 111

TOC Intro #111

by Larry Crane

There's a subtle, interesting thought that pops up several times in this issue. Dave Pensado mentions, "I hate it when I hear somebody trying to be clever." Andrija Tokic notes that his "least...

Nov/Dec 2015

End Rant  |  No. 110

Don't Give Up

by Larry Crane

I'm in front of the console, about one hour into a mixing session with a new client in attendance.  I've got too much on my mind, an issue of the magazine to write and edit, gear to upgrade...

Nov/Dec 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 110

TOC 110

by Larry Crane

I'll bet a lot of our readers know this feeling. You labor over a recording, working so hard, and eventually the music gets released into the world. You feel proud knowing something good has been...

Sep/Oct 2015

End Rant  |  No. 109

Negative Creeping

by Larry Crane

Last year I met up for beers with an audio engineer who was passing through town while doing front of house for a well-known artist on a sold out tour. While we were chatting about life and audio, he...

Sep/Oct 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 109

TOC 109

by Larry Crane

I was invited to speak in front of a recording class that a friend was teaching recently, and one of the topics I brought up was the concept of being a fan of music. I find it hard to believe that...

Jul/Aug 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 108

Intro 108

by Larry Crane

As I was putting this issue together I was also moving into a new office. I feel lucky to finally have enough room to set up a shelf specifically for archive materials, such as magazine back issues,...

May/Jun 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 107

TOC Intro #107

by Larry Crane

I've long been a fan of film soundtracks. In fact I entered college under the pretense of a degree in filmmaking, but (despite obtaining a degree) that time soon transitioned into running lights for...

Mar/Apr 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 106

TOC Intro #106

by Larry Crane

As we move through life, and add a few years to our experiences, it's only natural that we start losing friends along the way. We are all merely mortal. The last several months have been brutal. We...

Jan/Feb 2015

End Rant  |  No. 105

All In

by Larry Crane

I opened my commercial recording studio (Jackpot! Recording) in 1997, after years of simultaneously having a busy home studio while working day jobs to pay the rent. Making this leap to a full-time...

Jan/Feb 2015

TOC Intro  |  No. 105

TOC Intro #105

by Larry Crane

When we're recording music, it always feels like there's never enough time. Whenever I finish a mix, or an entire album, I always think, "But what if we'd had more time?" We could explore more...

Nov/Dec 2014

End Rant  |  No. 104

Food for Thought

by Larry Crane

I've pulled together a collection of recent thoughts I've had about the recording process. You can agree or not agree. The important thing is to use your ears, mind, and creativity to make great...

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