Originally Posted by Bjones
So, tonight a new rap group came down to my house to record. As we got down to basement, the producer instantly recognized a local rapper, on a picture of the wall. He's like..."Yo...you engineered ____'s album?" I'm like yeah. And he's like "Yo...I Loved that album...hey, if you can get the session files, and burn me a CD of all the drums solo'd, I'll throw you a stack".
Of course, I accepted. Funny thing is, the producer on that album he wanted the drums from, used a Triton for 95% of the album. So this producer could of just bought a Triton for the same price, had all those sounds and MORE haha.
Anyways, I was wondering does this happen alot to/with "industry" producers? Anybody have any experiences they'd like to share?
WOW!!!!! I cannot believe you'd actually sell another producers sounds to someone else. Geez, that'll get you shot by some people.
The most valuable, sacred item in any studio is the client files. You should treat them as such. Nothing, no piece of gear, not the whole damn studio is more valuable than your client files. If my studio was burning down, I'd grab my client drives, and my sample library first. You are obviously a local engineer and will definitely stay that way if you stay alive with this approach to business.
I dont care if the sounds came straight from a stock Triton. Unless that producer gave you express permission to share his files with the rest of the world, you just committed an absolute cardinal sin of this industry. I hope $1,000 is worth selling your soul.
Acts like this make all producers, artists, labels, etc... suspicious of every studio, every engineer. I'm just stunned.