End Rants

Sporadic and regular articles from our contributors.

End Rant  |  No. 127

Set Yourself Apart

by Larry Crane

I'm worried about the current state of how people are learning recording. When I first started tracking myself (and others) out of my home studio, learning how to record on a budget was a difficult...

Jul/Aug 2018

End Rant  |  No. 126

An Endangered Species?

by John Baccigaluppi

If you're one of the folks doing all your music making in-the-box, with your DAW and plug-ins, then you can skip the rest of this rant. Consider yourself lucky, as this older analog gear is getting...

May/Jun 2018

End Rant  |  No. 125

Mistakes

by Larry Crane

It was 1992. The band I'd been in, Vomit Launch, had called it quits less than six months prior. I'd decided to take a road trip to the Northwest, with the faint concept of finding a new place to live...

Mar/Apr 2018

End Rant  |  No. 124

Who’s Dropping By?

by Larry Crane

After 32 years of attending, visiting, and helming many studio recordings, I've come to recognize the impact that guests dropping by can have on a session. In Tape Op #73 I described my take on...

Nov/Dec 2017

End Rant  |  No. 122

Set and Forget?

by Larry Crane

The art of recording music obviously involves the intersection of technical skills and creativity. It's certainly this juncture that fascinates many of us, and has lured us into a life of placing...

Sep/Oct 2017

End Rant  |  No. 121

Social Isolation

by Paul Clark

I’ve spent most of my career in the technology industry, early on as the CEO of a rapidly growing electronics firm, and now as a partner in a company with one of the world’s most...

Nov/Dec 2016

End Rant  |  No. 116

You Can't Buy Loyalty

by Marc Golde

We’ve all been there. A band that you’re very excited about books time in your studio. They are also excited to work with you in your facility. It’s their first, or maybe second,...

Sep/Oct 2016

End Rant  |  No. 115

Give Me a Hammer, Part 2

by John Baccigaluppi

Several years ago, I wrote an End Rant [Tape Op #102] about my frustration with software upgrades, and how I wanted a stable recording platform. I received a surprising amount of positive emails...

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