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Old 24th October 2019
  #6571
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Originally Posted by lame pseudonym View Post
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
  #6572
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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 29th December 2019
  #6573
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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 31st December 2019
  #6574
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 31st December 2019
  #6575
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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 1st January 2020
  #6576
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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 1st January 2020
  #6577
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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 16th January 2020
  #6578
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Future in the Studio

Old 24th January 2020
  #6579
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Not really stupid, just a funny moment.

A friend of mine has a studio. He's running an AVID HD system but he also has a bunch of older stuff like a pair of Yamaha O1v boards, some old reverbs and synths and what not. So we're hanging out one at his place listening to a couple of songs I mastered for one of his clients, when he says to me, "If anything happens to me, you can have my gear."

I looked around the room and said, "How am I gonna get all this to an antique shop?"

We rag on each other so he took it the right way.

Last edited by JTC111; 28th January 2020 at 11:32 PM..
Old 2 weeks ago
  #6580
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So she says "is that microphone in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?".

I know I know corny but man I hate to see this thread die. Come on people, share some funny session stories and keep this thread alive!
Old 2 days ago
  #6581
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"it may very well null, but I can hear a difference"
Old 2 days ago
  #6582
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I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.
Old 2 days ago
  #6583
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Originally Posted by nomoreflakes View Post
"it may very well null, but I can hear a difference"
I completely get that. I also hear a difference when I solo a track and twist the EQ on the one next door.
Old 2 days ago
  #6584
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Originally Posted by Brent Hahn View Post
I also hear a difference when I solo a track and twist the EQ on the one next door.
My ears are so damn good as to hear the difference between two identical sounds:

...For some reason, the first one always sounds "earlier"!
Old 1 day ago
  #6585
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Originally Posted by 12ax7 View Post
My ears are so damn good as to hear the difference between two identical sounds:

...For some reason, the first one always sounds "earlier"!
One sounds purple and one sounds green.
Old 1 day ago
  #6586
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Or this one:

"There! The piano is early on that downbeat, can you fix it?"

Press play to listen if it's actually off

"Yeah much better"
Old 1 day ago
  #6587
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Originally Posted by Ollio View Post
Or this one:

"There! The piano is early on that downbeat, can you fix it?"

Press play to listen if it's actually off

"Yeah much better"
Old 1 day ago
  #6588
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Originally Posted by nomoreflakes View Post
"it may very well null, but I can hear a difference"
"two EQs null against each other at one setting [the setting remains my secret], so I have proven that there is no difference between them"
Old 1 day ago
  #6589
"Can we go home now ?"
Old 1 day ago
  #6590
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Originally Posted by Cozmik Prod. View Post
"Can we go home now ?"
Lemme guess...guitar player's girlfriend?

Last edited by andychamp; 1 day ago at 07:36 PM..
Old 1 day ago
  #6591
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Originally Posted by Eigenwert View Post
"two EQs null against each other at one setting [the setting remains my secret], so I have proven that there is no difference between them"
I swear some people's lives are so sad, empty and pathetic that they come on this forum solely looking for beef.

Welcome to my ignore list troll
Old 1 day ago
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Old 23 hours ago
  #6593
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Originally Posted by Eigenwert View Post
"two EQs null against each other at one setting [the setting remains my secret], so I have proven that there is no difference between them"
Nice strawman and congrats on missing the point entirely.
Old 22 hours ago
  #6594
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Originally Posted by JTC111 View Post
Nice strawman and congrats on missing the point entirely.
You just missed the Massenburg EQ discussion, obviously
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