Cary Crichlow

About Cary

Cary Crichlow is the Senior Producer and Engineer at RCR Recording Studios. He has been writing and performing music for nearly 20 years and producing and engineering for 7. His works spans dozens of genres, having worked with hundreds artists including Winslow, Tropidelic, Carlos Jones, Pierre Stone, Underpaid Packy, Chris Welker and Falling Into Fire. Cary plays several instruments including Guitar (electric and acoustic), Bass, Drums, Piano/Keyboard, Trumpet, Sax and Violin.

Recording Your Music – Cost Vs Value

There is nothing cheap about the music business.  Everything costs money:  Instruments, amps, gear and other accessories, lights, studio time, filming music videos, travel, marketing and promotions, accountants, managers and lawyers and the list goes on.  If you’re like the average musician, you probably don’t have a lot of extra […]

By |May 30th, 2014|General, Music Industry|0 Comments

My Story – Learning To Become A Recording Engineer

You and your band mates have written 10 of the greatest songs ever written. The world needs to hear your music. So you’ve decided to record your music. You’ve picked up a set of drum mics specifically designed for drums. You’ve bought some other mics you heard were good for […]

By |May 16th, 2014|General|0 Comments

“That Sound”

So the story is told that a young recording engineer was working out of one of the nicest studios around.  He had tons of guitars, amps and microphones at his disposal.   He learned that Eric Clapton would be coming in to record a few tracks.  In preparation he used his […]

By |January 13th, 2014|Artists and Bands, General, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Do What You Do Best – Create Great Music

You and your band mates have written 10 of the greatest songs ever written.  The world needs to hear your music.  So you decide to record your music.  You picked up a set of drum mics specifically designed for drums.  You bought some other mics you heard were good for […]

By |January 1st, 2014|Artists and Bands, General, Recording Technology, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

What I Learned

Over the last several months, I’ve been releasing a series of videos on YouTube called “What I Learned.” I basically research famous artists and bands and then give my two cents worth on, wait for it: what I learned.

While a major factor in the creation process is entertainment, I couldn’t help […]

By |October 9th, 2013|Artists and Bands, General, Tips and Tricks|1 Comment

Mixing vs. Mastering: A Cake Analogy

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a lot of different clients with lots of different backgrounds, and aside from “What’s the difference between a producer and an engineer,” one of the questions that pops up more than any other is: “What’s the difference between mixing a […]

By |January 14th, 2013|General, Music Industry, Recording Technology|1 Comment

A Broken Mecca

Once upon a time, in a country quite small, lived the world’s most talented artists. Some were stage performers; people from all over the land would flock to see these wonderful actors put on marvelous plays filled with stunning visuals and captivating performances. They were so moving they often brought […]

By |August 20th, 2012|General|4 Comments

Engineer Vs. Producer

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, “What’s the difference between an engineer and producer?”  This used to surprise me until I really started thinking about it.  The quick answer? The producer is responsible for the the final product and the engineer is responsible for recording and […]

By |July 21st, 2012|General, Recording Technology|2 Comments

The Future of the Music Industry Part 3: The New Strategy

Let’s face it.  We live in the era of song singles.  Why fight the tide when we can swim with it?

With this in mind, I have come up with what I believe to be the best strategy for new and emerging bands or artists.  I am in a band my […]

By |March 2nd, 2012|Artists and Bands, General, Music Industry, Tips and Tricks|1 Comment

How to Achieve Success

“A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he sets out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.” – Cyril Connolly
Success demands hard work.
History has proven we can’t escape it if we want to achieve great things in life. Just look at the former jobs of famous […]

By |January 17th, 2012|Artists and Bands, General, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments