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Old 27th November 2009
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Shoes / No shoes

Whats your studio policy?

Shoes on, Shoes off?
Old 27th November 2009
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pants on, unless i can take mine off too.

(my shoes are off right now, but im alone)
Old 27th November 2009
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pants on, unless i can take mine off too.

(my shoes are off right now, but im alone)
Hahaha
Old 27th November 2009
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Shoes on are a must in my studio - as the hardwood floor in there is in desperate need of resanding - I mean to move everything out early next year and have the floor refinished then.

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Old 28th November 2009
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I never really thought of it till now. Though my preference would be for them to have shoes. The reason for that is I have hard floors and easily lost things like little screws and bits of guitar string are easy to find in somebody's foot. I NEVER go out to my live room without shoes, even right after cleaning. I'll often go shoeless in the control room and I won't enforce rules I don't keep for myself.
Old 28th November 2009
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I must be pretty old school.

To me, when a client rents a studio they own it for that period of time and I have no business setting any rules beyond making it clear that they will be expected to pay the cost of any damage they cause.
Old 28th November 2009
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I must be pretty old school.

To me, when a client rents a studio they own it for that period of time and I have no business setting any rules beyond making it clear that they will be expected to pay the cost of any damage they cause.
F that. Clients get to do what almost everything of whatever they like here - but I don't allow cigarette smoke in my studio, and I don't let them get closer than a couple feet from the B&W's - and there's a few other minor "rules" I'll make up at as needed if I feel like it. Sorry Bob - but these days most clients aren't good for the cost of new speaker drivers.

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Old 28th November 2009
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here in T***o, as you can guess, mostly 'no shoes' style. not only in studio but in restaurant, home and in all general indoor place.

anyway can't mix without this!

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Old 28th November 2009
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I make my clients where slippers and their PJ's. Makes me feel more comfortable and attractive by default (I wear a suite and tie, I also sit on a throne instead of your standard office chair). heh
Old 28th November 2009
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Further to what I mentioned about not charging by the clock & helping keep a relaxed vibe, no shoes in the room itself. But I just tell clients it's so they can't run out the door with the Duntechs.
Old 28th November 2009
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I don't let them get closer than a couple feet from the B&W's
this is a very good rule. maybe it's just my clients, but why is it that nearly everyone feels the need to go right up to them and touch the tweeters like they're trying to see if they pop right off?

the best one for me though was this: it's the end of a session, i'm in my chair, the client is standing right next to me. he asks me how much the bill is. i tell him. he rips a blank check out his checkbook. grabs a pen. looks around for a place to write on. decides the best spot is on top of my then brand new 805s.

i politely asked him to use the small table to his left instead.

as far as shoes, i don't care one way or the other. i'm always shoeless myself.
Old 28th November 2009
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I also sit on a throne instead of your standard office chair
Nice!

Do they have to address you as Your Royal Highness and always keep their heads lower than yours?

Mychal
Old 28th November 2009
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No goofy looking Crocs or Birkenstocks please.
Old 28th November 2009
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as far as shoes, i don't care one way or the other. i'm always shoeless myself.
If i walked into a mastering session and the ME had his shoes off or was wearing sandles(especially opened toe with no socks) i would walk right right out.

Sorry.
Old 28th November 2009
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I get asked a lot - "Should I take off my shoes?"

And I say something along the lines of "If they're covered in mud, please do."

I usually wear them...
Old 28th November 2009
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here in T***o, as you can guess, mostly 'no shoes' style. not only in studio but in restaurant, home and in all general indoor place.

anyway can't mix without this!

faust
Those slippers echo the foot stylings of GSlutz very own Slipperman.

They don't call him "Slipperman" for nothing.
Old 28th November 2009
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Shoes or no shoes??? whatever the client wants to do as long as I don't have to smell stinky feet.
Old 28th November 2009
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this is a very good rule. maybe it's just my clients, but why is it that nearly everyone feels the need to go right up to them and touch the tweeters like they're trying to see if they pop right off?
Very recognizable, just like clients have to put their fingers physically touching the monitor screen to indicate something
Old 28th November 2009
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No goofy looking Crocs or Birkenstocks please.
That's all well and good, but as a Floridian and a defacto connoiseur of sockless footwear, I must confess some admiration for the magic of crocs. I mean, I believe crocs stand alone in their stankproof-ness. They seem to defy the laws that govern all other shoes. Can't make 'em stank! This, IMO could be of value in the confines of a small to moderate sized studio.

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Old 28th November 2009
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If i walked into a mastering session and the ME had his shoes off or was wearing sandles(especially opened toe with no socks) i would walk right right out.

Sorry.
i just knew someone was going to say this. personally i judge an ME by the sound of their records and not what they're wearing, but suit yourself.

my studio is a room in the loft i call home. i don't believe in wearing shoes in the house. the end.

sorry.
Old 28th November 2009
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Very recognizable, just like clients have to put their fingers physically touching the monitor screen to indicate something
I hear ya!

I had a voice over talent that had very long and sharp fingernails. She almost put holes in the monitors when she would point to something on the screen and would push hard. I was going to have to get monitors with glass on the front but she moved to the East coast. Pointing is one thing putting slashes in the monitor is quite another.
Old 28th November 2009
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Shoes/No Shoes??

Well they can take their shoes off, unless it starts to smell.
Old 28th November 2009
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What about these?
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Old 28th November 2009
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in the winter i wear these:



rawr.
Old 29th November 2009
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Forget all this talk about shoes, the burning question is: who as ever done nude mastering?! - be honest, now!
Old 29th November 2009
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...you can leave your hat on.
Old 29th November 2009
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"This is your dorm room for the next 12 hours. Kick your shoes off and stay a while. Don't eat or drink by any equipment, take calls outside, and no smoking."

No one ever complains.
Old 29th November 2009
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I wear slippers at the studio. Comfy comfy!!

Clients can wear whatever they want.
Old 29th November 2009
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I believe crocs stand alone in their stankproof-ness.
I'm all for stank-proof, but lime green Crocs are so loud and goofy looking they mask the finer transient detail in the audio.

Something about rubber clothing in the studio : - )

JT
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Old 29th November 2009
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my policy heh
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