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Do You Believe Your "Vibe" Can Affect Your Equipment?
Old 28th May 2019
  #61
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nothing has broken in my studio for over 4 years, what does this mean?
You clearly lack "vibe".
Old 28th May 2019
  #62
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nothing has broken in my studio for over 4 years, what does this mean?
Some people are natural-born "breakers" and you're not one of them. And nobody but you has engineered in your studio for... just a guess... over 4 years.
Old 29th May 2019
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Some people are natural-born "breakers" and you're not one of them. And nobody but you has engineered in your studio for... just a guess... over 4 years.
actually had a few people in my studio, but yes mostly me haha
Old 3 weeks ago
  #64
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I do believe this. I bought a second hand tape recorder about a month ago and when I arrived home I noticed someone had written on it with a knife "LUCIFER WAS HERE". I didn't pay much attention to this but when I tried to record with it nothing sounded quite right and it ended up breaking not long after that. The vibe in the house wasn't great after that, my cats refused to enter the computer room and I began to have nightmares. Luckily it had warranty so I went in and got another tape deck, I'm recording some cassettes right now and everything sounds good.

Coincidence? Maybe, but I know I ain't recording my mixtapes on that devil shyt.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Conversely, if someone has no effect on a Theremin you should quietly back away.
Old 3 weeks ago
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I experienced this quite a bit with a friend of mine - as we're both of a rather nervous or agitated nature it seems that we encountered quite a lot of equipment malfunctions.

People like that are sometimes called 'Sliders'. Claiming to be able make the streetlight go out when they walk undeneath them....

My opinion: It's a load of bull. It's like the brand of batteries supposedly affecting the sound of guitar pedals. Of course I too will notice differences if I zero-in on it long enough - long enough to lose any perspective and 'imagining' sounds.

I think it's no accident that creative people (or people doing creative work) have a tendency to believe in those things. The ability to imagine/think up sounds is essential for artistic purposes but I guess a lot of us are mistrusting machines and so we want them to have a life of their own. Yes, say tube amps are often temperamental. But that's due to the specific technique involved and not a matter of the 'soul' of the amp.

How many times have you been in the studio with a known 'slider' when NOTHING happened, when everything operated perfectly. I would guess WAY more often than when that lone malfunction happened that still happened despite 'positive' and balanced people being in the same room and pooling their mental floss.

It's like the 'rock star dead at 27' myth. Yes, quite a few died at that age but WAY more died at a different age.

Instead of succumbing to some esoteric Hocus Pocus we are better off my servicing our equipment, making backups and regularily checking stuff in general.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #67
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The ghost in the machine lol. I have had many occasions where the band loaded in the night before a session, got the gear setup, got mics setup, track a quick scratch of drums or something (one shots, for example), left everything on, and came back in the next morning only to find that everything sounded totally different. Completely! Make another scratch track to compare side-by-side and it can be way off. I know, I know, there are too many variables that could be the cause. But, it never fails to surprise me and how slight environmental changes impact so much. Leaves one simply blaming "the ghost in the machine".
Old 3 weeks ago
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No its the other way around. Your equipment affects your mood.
Exactly
Old 3 weeks ago
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No its the other way around. Your equipment affects your mood.
Yep everytime I look at my UA gear, gives me a chubby, umm Bakelight and hot tubes......
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