Santa Monica, Calif. — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and Memphis Chapter recently hosted their latest “Up Close & Personal” event, featuring noted engineer, studio owner and journalist/editor Larry Crane. The event was held on Monday, November 14, 2016, in Studio A at the Stax Museum in Memphis.
Memphis Chapter P&E Wing committee co-chair Gebre Waddell skillfully led the Portland, Oregon-based Crane through a retrospective of Crane’s 20-plus-year career, covering his philosophies of capturing performances and what makes a great recording. Crane, whose credits include Sleater-Kinney, the Go-Betweens and the Decemberists, as well as a long-time working relationship with the late, revered Elliot Smith, delighted the audience with his in-depth knowledge of Memphis musical history. Attendees included such Memphis recording luminaries as Stax producer/songwriter David Porter, GRAMMY® winners Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell and Matt Ross-Spang, and vinyl mastering engineer Jeff Powell.
Maureen Droney, P&E Wing and Recording Technology Managing Director, states, “Larry Crane is a well-known accomplished interviewer in his own right, so it was a treat to see the tables turned and get a deep dive into his famously unique perspectives on the art of recording. We thank Larry for this candid conversation and look forward to future ‘Up Close & Personal’ events.”
Photo Caption: Prominent attendees of “Up Close & Personal with Larry Crane,” hosted by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and Memphis Chapter, on Monday, November 14, 2016, in Studio A at the Stax Museum in Memphis. Photographed by: Greg Campbell/WireImage. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®. © 2016