Larry Crane

Record Producer, Engineer, Publisher

Larry Crane is an acclaimed producer, engineer, and owner of Jackpot! Recording Studio in Portland, OR.  He is also the founder and editor of the very popular magazine Tape Op.  At Jackpot!, Larry has worked with Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Stephen Malkmus, Quasi, Summer Cannibals and many more.  In 1996, Larry started Tape Op, a free, bi-monthly magazine with a focus on audio recording.  Independently published, the magazine has over 50,000 subscribers worldwide and you can get your free subscription via TapeOp.com.  Larry's popular online video tutorials regarding recording instruction can also be found at Lynda.com.  This is Larry's Fidelity High:  Pink Floyd // Wish You Were Here // Harvest Records // 1975.  Larry says, "When I was 16 I first noticed Pink Floyd when The Wall came out. It was big, crazy and scary, and at first I didn’t recognize that it was meant to tell a story.  I guess I just assumed it was some nightmarish soundscape with a few good songs in it.  Then I heard Dark Side of the Moon and I realized that a record could be thematic.  But once I heard Wish You Were Here it dawned on me that this was really what I liked most: Here were a handful of great songs, with a long musical interlude tying them all together, and plenty of cool sounds and textures. I’ve been trying to make a record as awesome as this for the last 30 years with no luck. Someday….."

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