CRAS AES Goes Bananas at Lazy Ape Studios

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CRAS hosts one of the largest and most active student chapters of the Audio Engineering Society. They continuously work to provide students with a variety of experiences, from mic and compressor building clinics to studio tours and guest presentations. Recently we have had guests like Christian Salyer from Blazed Out Music come and talk music business with us, and Manny Marroquin talk about the life of a successful engineer. We’ve even had the John Lennon Tour Bus visit our campus and give us a great rundown of what they do to motivate the newest recruits to the music recording and production industry!

dave kohr at lazy ape studios

CRAS student David Kohr goes Ape!

A few weeks ago we took a tour of The Salt Mine Studio Oasis in Mesa, and recently we got a chance to head to Lazy Ape Studios!

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Grad Spotlight: Gavin Crane

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Starting his CRAS journey in July of 2011, Gavin Crane worked hard through our program, earning great grades and not missing a single day of class. That is what it takes to make it in our industry, and make it he certainly has! While our program can be challenging, it can also be very rewarding to those willing to put in the effort. We recently were able to get in touch with Gavin and ask him about his recent success being tour manager for Josh Gracin, who has made a big name for himself after appearing on the hit television show American Idol. Josh has also released three albums and has had numerous songs do great on the Billboard charts.

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