Originally Posted by kamillion
Just lost a hip-hop session because my ISA 220, VMP-2, U 195, SM7b, etc. weren't good enough? Their engineer needed an Avalon and some type of Neumann, even if it was a TLM103... Seriously?
I find the whole gear thing to be hilarious. People just walk around throwing around numbers without using their ears. I love great gear as much as the next gearslut, but at some point we have to get on to the business of making music.
Had it been an overdub session, that I could have understood.
Alright, that's the end of my pointless rant...
Avalon is the fave brand of hiphopsters. That's the fashion of that industry.
If the session was a payer you could have hired. Or borrowed, almost every 2nd guy has one in his studio. It's the bottom of the line in the top end gear stakes, whatever that means. Basically, it's clean as clean can get. And priced nice 2nd hand.
Also, they ask for Neve here too, which is nothing like Avalon, so go figure... it's fashion, turn to the left, fashion, turn to the right. F-f-f-f-f-f...