Keith Crusher

Keith Crusher

Keith Crusher founded RTFM Records in 1999 and is a 25-year veteran of the music and technology industries with an extensive background in music, video and web design. His many roles have included audio and FOH engineer, producer, photographer, video editor and graphic designer. His technical expertise assists countless companies, production facilities and individuals. As a user of Pro Tools, Logic and Reason from their inception, his in-depth knowledge is vast and spans a wide range of disciplines. Currently working as a freelance consultant, web developer and all-around computer tech guy, you can find him creating websites, assisting musicians with everything from promotion to light shows and producing, engineering and mastering for indie artists.

Articles by Keith Crusher

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Review: RØDE iXY Stereo Microphone

There are lots of mics available for iOS devices... 24 bit/96 kHz recorders are not new… but how many offer exceptional noise reduction? Keith Crusher puts the RØDE iXY through its paces.

6 Top Tips for Booking Live Shows

Trying to get you or your band booked for a live gig? Rather than approaching it with only your needs in mind, trying an alternative mindset could be the way forward as Keith Crusher explains.

Shooting Low Budget Multi-Cam Videos for Live Shows and Music Videos

Once you've completed your track, got it mixed and mastered and are ready to perform it, shooting a music video can help to promote it. Keith Crusher looks at the options on a budget.

Better Mixing with Automation Instead of Compression

If you want to take your mixes to the next level and are willing to put in a little time and effort, automation instead of compression is going to give you the edge you’ve been looking for.

Using a Graphics Tablet as a MIDI Controller

Ever played with a Wacom graphic tablet for Photoshop/graphic design? If you have one to hand, now's the time to use it for music production as a MIDI controller! Keith Crusher shows you how.

How To Eliminate Noise in the Studio

It's time to stand up for our rights as studio musicians and producers! It's time to say NO to buzzing and NO to humming. Keith Crusher explains how to kick noise out of your studio for good.

Getting Started with In-Ear Monitoring

On the surface, in-ear monitoring solutions may appear expensive, but Keith Crusher explains why the cost could be justified and how they can positively affect your next live performance.

6 Alternative MIDI Controllers

These days music Controllers come in all shapes and sizes. To celebrate the weird and wonderful ways of controlling music software, Keith Crusher picks 5 innovative and unusual MIDI controllers.

How to Make Money From Music: Selling Your Band Merchandise

So you're playing music you love, maybe releasing an album and building a fan base. But how to make money? Keith Crusher shares some profitable tips to help you turn a profit with band merchandise.