Joel M. Crawford, Audio Engineer
Recording at Werner Hall - University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music
Joel - Classical Specialist Audio Engineer
I bring a depth of knowledge in audio recording that focuses on
classical and jazz,
but also includes and popular styles.
My over 15 years of extensive professional experience in location
recording includes: solo and chamber recitals, wind bands, brass
bands, chamber and massed choirs, orchestras, large scale orchestra
and choir works,
operas, musicals, jazz combos and big bands, rock shows, music
festivals, and more.
I have worked with many schools as well as professional and community
arts organizations around the region including: The University
of Cininnati College-Conservatory of Music, CCM Wind Symphony,
CCM Wind Ensemble, CCM Choral, CCM Mens and Womens Choirs, CCM
Student and Faculty Recitals, CCM Student and Faculty Recording
Projects, Coro Volante, The Cincinnati Camerata, members of the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Brass, The Lexington
Philharmonic, Lexington Chamber Choral, Lexington Singers, Lexington
Brass Band, EKU Wind Ensemble, Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra,
Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors, The Metrognomes Big Band, Bluegrass
Opera, and the Great American Brass Band Festival.
Additionally I have been involved in all aspects of recording
for the University of Kentucky School of Music including: student/faculty/guest
recitals, UK Bands, UK Orchestras, UK Choirs,
UK Jazz Program, UK Opera Theater, and the UK RocKats.
My studio experience includes: solo and chamber groups, jazz,
rock, funk, soul, pop, and country.
I served as an assistant engineer for four years at DBH Sound
where I learned and was trained in
the recording arts. My previous experience also includes three
years working as a recording engineer
for the University of Kentucky School of Music. My audio engineering
experience also includes work in live sound reinforcement, with
experience working with rock, funk, soul, classical, and jazz
styles, including mixing
FOH for The Trendells, Soul Explosion, and The RocKats.
I have a background as a classically trained musician and have
performed throughout the United States
as well as concert tours and music festivals in Europe and China.
As an experienced musician,
I know how to work with musicians at all levels, understand their
needs, and facilitate a recording
process that lets them focus on the performance and in the case
of live recordings, their audience.
My formal music education includes Bachelors (BM -University of
(MM - Bowling Green State University), as well as Doctoral of
(DMA - University of Kentucky) degrees in music performance.
I have served on university music faculties as both a graduate
assistant and instructor, and work effectively with performance
and ensemble faculty as well as administrators in facilitating
I strive to not just make a ‘good’ recording, but
to help you bring your music to your listeners
the way you intend it to be heard. Though every step of the process
the focus is always on the music and
how to express your musicianship and creativity.
free to contact me and ask as many questions as you would like.
While I find that
many engineers seek to keep some mystery to exactly what it is
we do, I try to be open and transparent
with my work and am happy to discuss any techniques, from mic
placement to mastering techniques,
I may use on your project. I also do consulting for both schools
and universities, and can assist with
everything from small recording carts to large scale recording
and sound installations.
(This discography only reflects projects done
entirely through my own business JC Recording
and does not reflect work done as an engineer for DBH Sound or