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Old 8th October 2019
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Originally Posted by DomiBabi View Post
Yonkers and the Bronx.

Why do you say that? Who dat?
He directed the majority of the Ruff Ryders’s videos in the late 90s early 00s beginning with Ruff Ryders Anthem
Old 8th October 2019
  #6572
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Originally Posted by boombapdame View Post
He directed the majority of the Ruff Ryders’s videos in the late 90s early 00s beginning with Ruff Ryders Anthem
Ah.

We weren’t going for the rr / biker boys vibe here.

There is a RR event in the Bronx this week btw. I don’t think that info is on the net but ask around. We’ll be there.
Old 9th October 2019
  #6573
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Originally Posted by vsthalion View Post
Yesterday a new singer was in the studio and tells me, I can’t wait to sound like Bruno mars.. I was like cool, do you sound like him? “Artist” no but with all these big “machines and equipment” I know I will sound like him... what setting is Bruno Mars setting on all this equipment... I thought it was a joke but he was dead serious. And he sounded more like Mr Bean...
Classic.
I had someone tell me once.
"$xxxx is too much, I don't have that kind of money. I just want to sound like Michael Jackson "

I'm like...you have no idea how much money went into MJ recordings....
Old 9th October 2019
  #6574
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Originally Posted by EMMST View Post
Classic.
I had someone tell me once.
"$xxxx is too much, I don't have that kind of money. I just want to sound like Michael Jackson "

I'm like...you have no idea how much money went into MJ recordings....
Much less how much MJ.
Old 10th October 2019
  #6575
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Filming live stage on 30k people festival. Big shot producer from big shot artist come during pause on stage pointing at everyone: "If you don't have to be here, get out!"

And we did. Already been working for 6-7 hours that day. It was great to finally stretch, have swim and beer while watching from distance how the producer is running in circles panicking why there is nobody doing the filming.
Old 17th October 2019
  #6576
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Originally Posted by matt_ew View Post
My worst session by far started with the 'artist' saying they didn't listen to music.... despite having earbuds in
Were they the kind of earbuds that only work with music?
Old 24th October 2019
  #6577
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Were they the kind of earbuds that only work with music?
Good point. Could be listening to a podcast or book
Old 3rd December 2019
  #6578
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Only got to experience engineering in a "professional" setting briefly, small RAP studio in Sacramento. Recording a song called "My ESCALADE" hook goes like this:

MY ESCALADE;
MY ESCALADE-
GOT LAID IN MY ESCALADE

after the session, the rapper is asking studio owner for a ride home.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #6579
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Originally Posted by 12ax7 View Post
...So why did you tell him this lie?
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I thought he was asking could other people in the building hear him. It’s a big building. We’re the only studio. Thought it was a copyright or stage fright thing.

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Did the other guy come up to you and ask for a version with only his vocals?
Nah he never said much of anything. Lol
Old 3 weeks ago
  #6580
A rapper heard me mixing another artist’s track and got mad because he liked the artist’s instrumental better than the one I made for him.

He demanded we use the other artist’s instrumental and re-record everything with it or else he wasn’t “feeling this spot” any more.

I explained that we don’t do business this way. He walked out really pissed off and called me later last night to tell me we don’t believe in him as an artist and that we are playing him.

Kind of sad cause I want all my artists to feel like I’m invested in their music and careers. Guy was kind of a brat about it though.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by DomiBabi View Post
A rapper heard me mixing another artist’s track and got mad because he liked the artist’s instrumental better than the one I made for him.

He demanded we use the other artist’s instrumental and re-record everything with it or else he wasn’t “feeling this spot” any more.

I explained that we don’t do business this way. He walked out really pissed off and called me later last night to tell me we don’t believe in him as an artist and that we are playing him.

Kind of sad cause I want all my artists to feel like I’m invested in their music and careers. Guy was kind of a brat about it though.
People like that never succeed because they never grow, they just spend their lives blaming everyone around them when things don’t work out. You lost some money, but you dodged a torrential downpour of crap that you would have had to deal with on a daily basis from that guy. Nothing you ever do will be good enough for someone like that. You’re absolutely right, what a brat...
Old 2 weeks ago
  #6582
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Originally Posted by superjc View Post
Only got to experience engineering in a "professional" setting briefly, small RAP studio in Sacramento. Recording a song called "My ESCALADE" hook goes like this:

MY ESCALADE;
MY ESCALADE-
GOT LAID IN MY ESCALADE

after the session, the rapper is asking studio owner for a ride home.
Hahaha.

The number of sessions I did in London when just starting to engineer...recording hip hop vocals all about how much money they have, how everyone knows them in the club, how they “run the roads”....and then at the end of the session watching 4 guys scrabble to find £250 between them so they can take their mix with them...
Old 2 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by psycho_monkey View Post
Hahaha.

The number of sessions I did in London when just starting to engineer...recording hip hop vocals all about how much money they have, how everyone knows them in the club, how they “run the roads”....and then at the end of the session watching 4 guys scrabble to find £250 between them so they can take their mix with them...
In Texas, it's the country guys singing about their big trucks and country life. Finish up the session and they walk out in the shiniest pair of boots you're ever seen and climb into their Prius:

"Ya brother, the mileage on these are just so good and the carbon emissions on my old truck were so bad. I just want to do my part, you know?"

It's a new breed of cowboy out there! Nothing against trying to "do better", but I'm going to laugh at your lyrics...
Old 5 days ago
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