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Old 22nd March 2003
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favorite shock and awe gear

What's your favorite shock and awe gear, your secret weapon, the icing on the cake, the piece of gear that will scare the demo client into doing a full album, or will completely justify your rate instantly? Is it a $10k mic, or a high end board, or maybe your monitor system or rooms? Maybe you've got all the important stuff covered, but you have that "client pleaser" piece of shock and awe gear just to reel them in. Maybe it's YOU. Maybe you're shock and awe, because of work you've done, or because you can make them believe what you want - with shock and awe.
Old 22nd March 2003
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It's me, definitely.
Old 22nd March 2003
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Awe-inspiring secret weapon? My demo reel.

Whenever they hear it, Iraqies everywhere run for cover.

I activate it's mighty destructive force with a special "MOAR" switch.
(mother of all reels.)


So far, collateral damage has been minimal.
Old 22nd March 2003
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Disclaimer re my post, above:

lest in seem that I am even slightly some gung-ho pro-war cowboy (enough of that going around) I am not. I am firmly against the current situation in Iraq.

IMO, US planes should simply fly over Iraq with giant loudspeakers, blasting badly auto-tuned "new country" tracks until the Iraqi military gives up.
-Or they could play my demo reel, but that might be cruel enough to be considered a war crime by the Hague.
Old 23rd March 2003
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A lot of bands love the Vegas mode on the Control24, I do not know pretty lights and musos are compatiable...
Old 23rd March 2003
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"Vegas" mode on the ProControl (test program that makes all lights & faders go crazy)
3 x Aeron chairs
The chesterfield couch
My esspresso coffee
4 x Helos modules that recorded (The Who, Bad Co & Led Zep)
Old 24th March 2003
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this amazing ability to convince everbody that i know exactly what all this crap does.
Old 24th March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by faeflora
Patchbays with huge cable snarl.(makes me look like a scientistic engineeroid)goof

Black walls
Black ceiling
Black lights
Blue lights (black is impressive right? everyone loves the color blue)

Argosy Dual 15 (Makes me look pro hehehehe)

BIG LOUD SOUND from little mackie hr 812s (not neccesarily clear sound but when you're being deafened everything sounds good)strike cool

My huge 200 pound metal sand filled door. (I nearly died while installing) alien


Old 24th March 2003
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Your title sucks.dfegad
Old 24th March 2003
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Re: favorite shock and awe gear

Quote:
Originally posted by Killahurts
What's your favorite shock...
Tazzman 2000... non projectile, but it does the trick.

Quote:
Originally posted by Killahurts
awe gear,.
One of those posters with a cat dangling off a branch with the text "Hang In There" hung about the console, just like the Dentist office. (Jules and the other UK-nites might not get that)
Old 24th March 2003
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"the piece of gear that will scare the demo client into doing a full album"



I love using the Finalizer...Playing all my final mixes through this unit..using heavy compression and EQ to sound just like what you hear on the radio. I love it!
I can't get over all the complements I get on such a perfect mix...go figure?

jscamthumbsup
Old 24th March 2003
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Quote:
One of those posters with a cat dangling off a branch with the text "Hang In There" hung about the console,
E-Cue....

Out here is Australia that exact same poster says....

"**** happens"

lol..

I used to have that one on the back of my door. THe cat allway grimaced when it looked at it.. and had to sleep the other way on my bed facing the wall. hmmm

PEACE
Wiggy
Old 24th March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by Wiggy Neve Slut
E-Cue....

Out here is Australia that exact same poster says....

"**** happens"

lol..

I used to have that one on the back of my door. THe cat allway grimaced when it looked at it.. and had to sleep the other way on my bed facing the wall. hmmm

PEACE
Wiggy
Yeah... those damn posters make me want to run with scissors and not rewind blockbuster movie rentals...Great at the shooting range though.
Old 25th March 2003
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Shock & awe for my clients?

That would have to be my girlfriend!
Old 25th March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by mixer
this amazing ability to convince everbody that i know exactly what all this crap does.
This is my favorite. When I was doing live work, sitting out in house position, the number one question I was asked was "how do you know what all those knobs do?" At first, I would try to downplay it, by explaining that it was just a few knobs that did the same thing on many channels. After I was more seasoned, I would simply tell them that I was real damn smart, and to get off my platform.

Confidence in your abilities can't be bought at any price. It's a truly "high end" piece of gear. It has the ability to make a client comfortable enough to stop looking at the clock, and focus on the music.
Old 25th March 2003
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Originally posted by davemc
A lot of bands love the Vegas mode on the Control24, I do not know pretty lights and musos are compatiable...
Yeah, it is pretty cool, even though most aren't sure what it doesheh
It does bring vegas right into the control roomalien
daniel
Old 25th March 2003
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At my place it's the 7 1/2 foot long Neotek and the 2" machine. The other rooms in town have little digital boards and computers. The 14 foot ceilings are also impressive.
Old 25th March 2003
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Originally posted by Drumsound
At my place it's the 7 1/2 foot long Neotek and the 2" machine. The other rooms in town have little digital boards and computers. The 14 foot ceilings are also impressive.
Aw, its not the size of the board, its the magic in itthumbsup
daniel
Old 25th March 2003
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Re: Re: favorite shock and awe gear

Quote:
Originally posted by e-cue
Tazzman 2000... non projectile, but it does the trick.



One of those posters with a cat dangling off a branch with the text "Hang In There" hung about the console, just like the Dentist office. (Jules and the other UK-nites might not get that)
Just wondering,,, are you implying that all Brits have rotten teeth?heh heh heh
Old 25th March 2003
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1) Two blocks to Venice beach

2) The little blue light in my Lawson.

3) The Hammond organ with the back of the Leslie open ("what's that thing spinning around?"

-R
Old 26th March 2003
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In addition to my girlfriend, since my lawson doesn't HAVE a blue light
I would have to also mention my 1897 Steinway B.
Old 26th March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by littledog
...I would have to also mention my 1897 Steinway B.
Whoa, very nice littledog!

So does it have 85 keys instead of 88?

At 106 years old, it's just now starting to sound good (never sell it). We just got a brand new Yamaha DC7 with all the MIDI stuff, and although the shock and awe factor is high with it, I think I will be old before it actually sounds right.
Old 26th March 2003
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I think I'm more blue light hardcore than the rest of you. I have about 12 blue lights for actual light not just gear status.
Old 26th March 2003
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Re: Re: Re: favorite shock and awe gear

Quote:
Originally posted by Kris
Just wondering,,, are you implying that all Brits have rotten teeth?heh heh heh
Net Sarcasm Here Who me? Never...
Old 26th March 2003
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Old 26th March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by RKrizman


3) The Hammond organ with the back of the Leslie open ("what's that thing spinning around?"
Yep - thanks to you, Carolyn understands why I want one.
Old 26th March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by Killahurts

So does it have 85 keys instead of 88?

Actually, Killa, it does have 88 keys. I've played some with 85, (in Boston there used to be a nice one at a place called the Villa Victoria) but those particular pianos were from the 1880's. I think by the mid 1890's Steinway had pretty much standardized the 88 keys.
Old 26th March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by faeflora
I think I'm more blue light hardcore than the rest of you.
That may be true, but it's only because every now and then I have to read something in here.
Old 26th March 2003
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Its a tossup;

either the ultimate "mines bigger than yours" mic, the BLUE Bottle

or

either of my old P-basses and the Ampeg portaflex (instant "sounds like a record" bass tone.)


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Old 26th March 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by hollywood_steve
Its a tossup;

either the ultimate "mines bigger than yours" mic, the BLUE Bottle

or

either of my old P-basses and the Ampeg portaflex (instant "sounds like a record" bass tone.)


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