I specialize in alternative metal music. I use Pro Tools as main DAW, I have also mixed for other genres like classical, jazz, blues, country and folk/bluegrass music. I have been doing this since 1998. I very easy going, clean recordings, organized, and detailed oriented. I am helpful and also an educator.
I taught music & worked as Sound Engineer for various auditoriums in the Denver/Boulder area. I have worked with over 100 recording clients since 2003 when I first created my recording business. I played trombone, piano, sang bass in choir from elementary to college. I have a BA in Music and worked as a Digital Music aide in college to teaching Digital Music classes. Also I taught guitar, choir, band and orchestra. I have many experience in voice recordings to large jazz band recordings. I also produce young music group in hard rock, alternative metal, and punk.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
ReviewsEndorse Anthony Crank
Interview with Anthony Crank
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I had many experiences but my favorite was Signal 99, a local regional band from New Mexico. I started my career with their success to my recordings and production skills as music producer. This led me to hundreds of other projects in area.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on a song with a person from Nepal that has a hard rock ballad.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I know several people in the area and would highly recommend them for certain types genres.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I need them to be track with great tools that sound awesome because starting with a great product is the basic of all your tracks.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I get it done!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love hearing & trying new ideas if they sound great!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge? I charge enough to make a decent living and above those that are just learning my trade.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am your producer and not your friend that does things for you for free.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is goal with this song? Who is listening to this? For personal use? Family &Friends? Radio? A contest?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for someone that is just as passionate about your type of music and has a tracking record.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My fender strat guitar, fender amp, classical guitar and iPhone with solar power.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 30 years of work as a music producer and part-time educator.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I have a creative flow that comes from a dark angry feel but yet positive and refreshing.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work new upcoming artist in the industrial metal music genre.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, keep backing up your work!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love metal music and hard rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My organizational skills and clean mixes.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring new sets of ears, experience, creativity and most importantly keeping things organized and archived.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I do lots of pre-production at first - listen to their demo of what works and what is not working for me. I keep in mind the focus of the end product of where this song is going to. Then based on that I hear songs they suggest the production should sound like. I never prolong a session for me - in other words, I keep the session moving forward and keep others in this process with me to finish the project. I have in the early days let a session go because the band broke up, but that was on them.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have home studio where I do most of the work and for tracking drums or full band I find myself going to local studios.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I listen early Bob Rock from Metallica's Black Album to Andrew Scheps' Red Hot Chile Peppers Stadium Arcadium album is truly inspiring.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly produce music with bands and sometimes a solo artist. I work with them from the sound they want to arranging music to make the most impact. As I grow as a producer, I find that the tools are creativity and keeping a clean mix.