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Meeting Recap - June 21, 2011
Chicago Section Meeting Notice
Crane: A Life of Recording Gear Mistrust (and Lust)...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
7:30pm; dinner (optional) at 6:30pm
Shure Incorporated, 5800 W. Touhy Ave,
Niles, IL 60714
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:
Crane will discuss his relationship to recording equipment through
the years. Many times he has perceived this gear as a necessary
evil, a burden, a coveted desire, and at points something that
bores him to tears to talk about. Equipment has let him down and
also performed miracles. Thoughts about how different recording
setups enhanced or detracted from the recording experience will be
presented. Various pieces of recording equipment will be
considered with the songs recorded on them heard. It’s all about
his journey capturing music with the gear at hand, slowly finding
out what gear sounds better and learning what really
when setting out to make quality recordings.
THIS MONTH’S SPEAKER:
Crane is the editor and founder of Tape
Op Magazine (founded
1996), owner of Jackpot! Recording Studio (started in 1997), a
freelance engineer who has worked across the US and
internationally, and an archivist for the Estate of Elliott Smith.
currently the largest circulation recording magazine in the world
and is published in the US and UK. Jackpot! Recording Studio, Inc.
is a busy studio in Portland, Oregon, where he's worked with
artists like Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Jenny Lewis, M.
Ward, Go-Betweens, Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, Quasi, Richmond
Fontaine and more. He's spoken on and moderated panels about
recording for TapeOpCon, SXSW, NXNW, NARAS, and CMJ. He has worked
in the past as a record label owner, radio station music director,
DJ, record distributor sales, freelance music journalist and bass
player. For more information, please click on the following links: