Beginner Guide to Turntables | How to Buy a Good Record Player

After less than a decade of buying vinyl records and expanding my vertical collage, I’ve become a well-versed scholar in the ancient art of turntablism. If you’re new to vinyl, you’re in luck. In this post, Crate Craft is going to discuss how to find the perfect record player.

Firstly, welcome to Crate Craft and congrats for diving into vinyl! Collecting and enjoying vinyl records is a great hobby, and you’ll find it rewarding as time comes. Continue reading Beginner Guide to Turntables | How to Buy a Good Record Player

How to Build a Home Recording Studio

So you want to assemble a home recording rig? You couldn’t have stumbled across a better article. Whether you want to explore a new hobby or establish a budding career in audio production, I want to help you seek out the necessary equipment. I will also point out what you don’t need, as well as dispel some misconceptions and common pitfalls. Continue reading How to Build a Home Recording Studio

Lollapalooza 2018 Lineup Announced

The Lollapalooza 2018 Lineup has been announced today!

Chicago’s musically magnetic festival has round up a heavy-hitting cast of some of the biggest trending artists on the charts. This year, will definitely result in a huge turnout, and everyone is excited to see these artists rub shoulders at one of the most prominent music festivals in the US.

Lollapalooza is bringing a wide spread of artists to the forefront including Jack White, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys, St. Vincent, Tyler The Creator, Post Malone, Vampire Weekend, and several more great artists.

Personally, this is a fantastic lineup. It’s been a while since a lineup this ripped has spawned. Although I’m a loyal ‘Roo fan, this is a lineup I’d hate to miss.

The festival kicks off on August 2nd and runs through the 5th at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. Tickets are on sale now.

Visit their site for a full lineup

Who are you dying to see this year?

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How to Digitize Vinyl Records | Choosing Your Recording Software

Portability isn’t one of the features of the beloved black disc. What I wouldn’t give to be able to stash a full-sized vinyl LP into my back pocket or even the whole crate. It obviously isn’t practical to lug your records with you, but you can digitize your entire collection for your mobile phone, external hard drive, or any other portable media. You get the best of both worlds and the reassurance of knowing your collection is backed up. I have the tools, guidance, and know-how to help you transform your record collection to any digital format. This is the first post in my series of guides to teach you how to record vinyl and export the audio to digital formats. Continue reading How to Digitize Vinyl Records | Choosing Your Recording Software

Best Websites for Vinyl Record Collectors

Collecting vinyl records is an absolute pleasure. Record shopping, or digging as I call it, is a pastime of its own. The record shops we lend our attention to are completely open to us, and it’s an entirely new frontier every visit. We are fiercely loyal to these brick-and-mortar shops, but there are sources outside of your friendly neighborhood vinyl joint that are worth checking out. These sources can play a huge role in how you dig for new vinyl and maintain your collection. Here are three sites that will take your record collecting hobby up a notch. Continue reading Best Websites for Vinyl Record Collectors

Memorecks | Toronto’s Favorite Pad-Pushing Producer

Music is an art without boundaries, and beat-making is no exception. Live beat production has created several doors that lead to infinite possibilities, and Memorecks breaks them down with a sledgehammer. Meet the producer from Toronto who is shaking skulls with his Maschine MkII and an arsenal of one-shot samples. Continue reading Memorecks | Toronto’s Favorite Pad-Pushing Producer

Exploring vinyl record culture and the music industry at large

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