End Rants

Sporadic and regular articles from our contributors.

May/Jun 2022

End Rant  |  No. 149

Sorting it Out

by Larry Crane

Recently, I was helping out a client via one of my Virtual Recording Workshops. In his single song session, there were almost 100 guitar tracks, with multiple amps and mics for every part and...

Jan/Feb 2022

End Rant  |  No. 147

Learning Through History

by Larry Crane

Until recently, I’d never really listened to many podcasts. I know that I help our online publisher, Geoff Stanfield, with the Tape Op Podcast, but I hadn’t really found the time or the...

Nov/Dec 2021

End Rant  |  No. 146

Advice That Really Matters

by Larry Crane

In 2016, Jason Hughes and his solo project, The Camera & Film, released an LP titled You & Me. As he’d recorded the record alone in his basement home studio (with mixing by our friend...

Jul/Aug 2021

End Rant  |  No. 144

Learning How to Really Record

by Larry Crane

Do you want to know how to make better recordings? Start by making a lot of bad (or not-quite-perfect) recordings. Yeah, I know this may sound like some tired old adage, but it’s true. I know,...

Mar/Apr 2021

End Rant  |  No. 142

Keep Growing, Keep Learning

by Larry Crane

This last year, because of the pandemic, has been one of the most important times for learning how to pivot our skills, and to say yes to jobs that might have previously seemed outside our...

Sep/Oct 2020

End Rant  |  No. 139

Forest for the Trees

by Larry Crane

What would be the most important concept I would explain to someone just starting out recording music? There’re a lot of things I’d like to say, but one of the most salient is,...