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Old 17th March 2012
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The stupidest things I've heard in a session can't hold a candle to some of the utter, mind-boggling stupidity so often on display in these forums.
Old 17th March 2012
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Rung the label and turned down the £25,000 I was gonna get paid for doing the album
You turned down £25,000, seriously? Work is work
Old 18th March 2012
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You turned down £25,000, seriously? Work is work
Although I don't know all the details, I would have to say someone turning down $25,000 is the stupidest thing I have ever heard in a session.
Old 18th March 2012
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Although I don't know all the details, I would have to say someone turning down $25,000 is the stupidest thing I have ever heard in a session.
Brilliant!! HaHa
Old 18th March 2012
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Its more like $40,000 (£25,000)!!! That is pretty snobbish... I could live for a year
Old 18th March 2012
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Its more like $40,000 (£25,000)!!! That is pretty snobbish... I could live for a year
that's what I was thinking, too when I read that post
Old 18th March 2012
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Originally Posted by deft_bonz View Post
A lot of jazz people are caught within their "rules" on how to compose "right"... that's why they often get stuck

And this, dearest heart, is why Jazz no longer exists.

Nobody should COMPOSE what started out as improvisational, inspirational music.

What passes for jazz these days is for the most part a bunch of frustrated
pit players trying to imitate a cool art form and thinking it has to be written in stone to be cool.

Did I miss out the rawk players with pretensions to culture?
Old 18th March 2012
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Yeah, jazz used to be the counter-culture breaking all the rules. I guess the new jazz is called Rap.
Old 18th March 2012
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Yeah, jazz used to be the counter-culture breaking all the rules. I guess the new jazz is called Rap.
jazz requires Mastery of one's instrument before breaking the rules
Old 18th March 2012
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jazz requires Mastery of one's instrument before breaking the rules
and rap requires cutting word play! not the easiest thing to be able to do
Old 18th March 2012
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Wobble bass
Old 18th March 2012
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jazz requires Mastery of one's instrument before breaking the rules
Except most jazz players these days "get" the first part, but seem to forget about the second. Which makes them classical players.
Old 18th March 2012
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and rap requires cutting word play! not the easiest thing to be able to do
Hardly comparable.
Old 18th March 2012
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Yeah, jazz used to be the counter-culture breaking all the rules. I guess the new jazz is called Rap.
Rap is already more mainstream than jazz can ever hope - or fear - to become. What may at one time actually have been a counterculture has itself become an institution since long.
Old 19th March 2012
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Wobble bass
aka, "hey, what's an LFO?.....oh wait, that's cool, I didn't know synths could do that....."
Old 19th March 2012
  #5086
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Them: (After 5hrs of writing , and 1 verse laid down) "I'm not really feeling it....do I have to pay for the time?"

Me: Uhhhhhh....were you in the studio with an engineer?!

Them: Yeah

Me: Then yes, you do....

Them: Daaaaamnnnn...I didn't know you would charge me for writing in the studio, otherwise I would have come prepared...."

Me:
Old 19th March 2012
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Stupid Quotes

My 2 favs:

Client: Do you have the sound of a dolphin saying no?

Me: Ummmm...no.

Client: Yeah.

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Client: We need something for that hair pull.... Could you use Candace? She has long hair.

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Love this thread By the way.
Old 19th March 2012
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Except most jazz players these days "get" the first part, but seem to forget about the second. Which makes them classical players.
This is one of my favorite GS posts in ages. Beauty
Old 19th March 2012
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Its more like $40,000 (£25,000)!!! That is pretty snobbish... I could live for a year
Yeah really wailer....i wish At least have that guys studio name in the info so we know he's not (totally) full of crap......most of the really silly posts come from trolls...
Old 19th March 2012
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good point
Old 19th March 2012
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The stupidest things I've heard in a session can't hold a candle to some of the utter, mind-boggling stupidity so often on display in these forums.
Ain't that the truth
Old 19th March 2012
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Not necessarily silly but a strange event in the studio.

Back in the late 80's I had a contract with Warner Bros. to do some books-on-tape recording here in the Tampa, Fl area.

The writer shows up with a gentleman who identified himself as one of the main producers/engineers with Warner Bros. and stated he wanted to run the session and do all the board work himself.

Fine with me. This was my first job with WB and I wanted everything to go well. I was surprised that my studio was chosen since I ran a pretty bare bones project studio at that time (they had called and asked me what gear I had before making a contract).

The producer was looking at my outboard (which had several Valley People compressor/limiter units in the rack) and asked me if I had any compressor and or limiters.

I pointed out the Valley People units to him and he said that they must be pretty old as he was not familiar with them. I had just bought them a few months before.

He then proceeded to ask me how they worked because they were different from all the high end gear he was used to.

Suffice it to say we got the recordings going and all was completed as required.

This was my first interaction with a "big time" personality. Left a lasting impression on me (keep that to myself at the time) but it must have been OK since I did these types of projects on and off for a few years.

From then on only the writer would be involved in the projects. Maybe the guy was testing my personality along with my technical skills.

The only downside was waiting 120-180 days to get paid.

Old 19th March 2012
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Had to do it:

Quote:
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does anyone know the equivalents of sample rate to ups or tape speed?
example:
44.1k = ? ips
96k = ? ips
etc...
Priceless.
Old 19th March 2012
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This is one of my favorite GS posts in ages. Beauty
And I hadn't even had my coffee yet!

It's that whole school thing...
Old 19th March 2012
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This thread is hilarious I could spend all day reading these LOL
Old 19th March 2012
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No explanation necessary........


Idiot of the Day: Blonde Soundcheck - YouTube
Old 19th March 2012
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No explanation necessary........


Idiot of the Day: Blonde Soundcheck - YouTube
hahaha that's awesome. At least she looks good
Old 19th March 2012
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Had to do it:



Priceless.
OMG
Sorry, but one facepalm doesn't begin to cover that.
Old 19th March 2012
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No explanation necessary........


Idiot of the Day: Blonde Soundcheck - YouTube
fantastic!
Old 19th March 2012
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Holy sh!t, twice in one day!

Do SD Memory Cards have a "sound" to them?

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I'm considering purchasing a new 2012 Tascam model porta studio for a mobile unit to record on, and do simpler smaller projects. The machine itself records to SD cards and has no hard drive. The idea of the SD cards actually sounds pretty cool, basically being able to swap 32 gig cards out and not worrying about chatty hard drives. Do these cards have a sound to them, or would you consider them to simply capture the sound of the machine accurately? I've never used SD cards for audio. Anyone with experience with hard disc recorders that use SD cards?

Thanks,
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