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Do You Believe Your "Vibe" Can Affect Your Equipment?
Old 19th February 2018
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Do You Believe Your "Vibe" Can Affect Your Equipment?

I was always skeptical about this theory put forth by a person much wiser than I, but as I have become more observant, I am starting to believe that my mood, my attitude, and my frequent negativity can actually cause my studio gear - especially computers - to break down suddenly.

Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?
Old 19th February 2018
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No its the other way around. Your equipment affects your mood.
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No, but this probably explains most of the "please help me" posts I see on audio forums.
Old 19th February 2018
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Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?
Yes, but I don't have an explanation.

My theory is that certain (unlikely) events put you on a path of less likelyness where even more unlikely things -coincidences- occur.

Or put less interesting, there are streaks of luck and unluck, cause random series exhibit areas where seemingly order occurs.
Old 19th February 2018
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Absolutely. I've been around several engineers who could make things malfunction just by being in the room. And this is just energetic -- distinct from guys (always guys) who are "breakers." You know the type.

Early on I worked a lot with the great jazz and "big-date" engineer Roger Rhodes. He never seemed to actually touch anything -- his brain-surgeon hands would seem to float over the faders and knobs but never actually touch them. In his apartment, the light switches on the walls all had the faintest little smudge on the end of the toggle. Absolutely nothing on the faceplate or the wall.
Old 19th February 2018
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Seriously?

Next thread.
Old 19th February 2018
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Yes, it does...

I'm actually very good at it
Old 19th February 2018
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Never press a switch in anger!
Old 19th February 2018
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Seriously?

Next thread.
You're clearly open to accepting the unprovable, so I think we can have a conversation.

Let's say you've got a chicken roasting in the oven. If you open the oven door you feel a blast of heat. At the same time, if the chicken weren't dead it would feel a blast of cold. There's an exchange. ( And this is why you never open the oven door).

Here's another exchange: many people say they can't or don't, but when I put my hand near a sizable inductor with current running though it, like the ones in a Pultec or an old Ampex tape machine, I can feel radiating energy. If I can feel the inductor, who's to say the inductor can't "feel" me?
Old 19th February 2018
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If I can feel the inductor, who's to say the inductor can't "feel" me?
For sure...

we can feel a mailbox, and according to Quincy Jones, mailboxes have been known to definitely 'feel' Marlon Brando, to put it politely.
Old 19th February 2018
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My gear just kinda rotates around me as i need it. Were planetary, me and my gear.
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...If I can feel the inductor, who's to say the inductor can't "feel" me?
There ya go! I guess there's going to be some wading through obligatory remarks from people who don't "get" what I am talking about and feel they need to snipe or troll anyway, but you just said it right there, Brent.

Everything on the planet is energy, including humans. When the mood in a room changes as a certain person enters, it's that person's energy that everyone is reacting to. If the human body, the most complex organism in the world, can be rendered helpless in its physical reaction to a person who brings a dark cloud into a room, why wouldn't a much less sophisticated piece of machinery such as a computer or an amplifier be vulnerable to the same?

I've had a recurring problem with Windows 7 for a couple of years now. Randomly, or so it seems, programs freeze up and shut down as I attempt to save a file, causing me to lose lots of work on a regular basis. Microsoft has been unable (or unwilling) to solve this problem, so I decided to experiment with some "mind control." Instead of thinking to myself, "It's going to crash now" every time I hit SAVE, I take a breath and concentrate on only positive thoughts, such as "Everything is going to work perfectly this time." I have to tell you, it has worked for me a full 100% of the time for at least six months.

So laugh at this stuff if you must (I used to), but I feel like I've had enough personal experience to believe in it. Who else has something relevant to share?
Old 19th February 2018
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A scientist will ask for a causal link - some proof of energy transference.
Old 19th February 2018
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If you don't respect your Behringer,
how can you expect your Behringer to respect you.
Old 19th February 2018
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If the human body, the most complex organism in the world, can be rendered helpless in its physical reaction to a person who brings a dark cloud into a room, why wouldn't a much less sophisticated piece of machinery such as a computer or an amplifier be vulnerable to the same?
I think anyone of a certain age can remember having a family member or friend who had to sit perfectly still, because if they fidgeted it would mess up the black & white rabbit-ears TV. In my household that family member was me.
Old 19th February 2018
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If you don't respect your Behringer,
how can you expect your Behringer to respect you.
If that being the case, there's never ever been a rental car that respected me...
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Old 19th February 2018
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I was playing some vinyl at an outdoor full moon rave in Wales; the organiser asked me to play first and I decided to start with some kind of CJ Bolland/Sven Vath-style techno which had a bold bagpipe intro; around 30 secs in and the crowd are moving to the beat...the bagpipe kicks in and the generator failed. I left the needle on the vinyl and the bagpipes slowly dropped in speed and pitch...
Old 19th February 2018
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there's a close relationship between technologies and control systems in machines and animals. including the battery and the concept of feedback. but gear will tend to enter failure modes when it's being utilised. this basic reality is often overlooked. ime, it's not generally magic. but If you think it might be in your case, you can always try wearing a metal cullender on your head in order to interrupt the offending signals.
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So are you saying the bagpipes crashed the generator? (Just trying to understand your post.)
Old 19th February 2018
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So are you saying the bagpipes crashed the generator? (Just trying to understand your post.)
Yes. The PA didn't seem to handle bagpipes well.
Old 19th February 2018
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maybe they hit the resonant frequency of the generators protection circuitry.
Old 19th February 2018
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Well, of COURSE your vibe affects your equipment:

You already know that your vibe affects YOU!

...And YOU (in turn) affect your equipment.

...Therefore...
.
Old 19th February 2018
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Back when he was still around, I walked into Stephen Paul's place and found him sitting at his desk, holding the insides of a big tube LDC in his hand and just kinda staring at it.

"Whatcha doin' there, Stephen?"

"I'm infusing it with my essence."
Old 19th February 2018
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Yes. The PA didn't seem to handle bagpipes well.
You pump bagpipes at 120db...well, you're tempting God, and only asking for trouble.

Just be glad you weren't struck by a lightning bolt...
Old 20th February 2018
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You're clearly open to accepting the unprovable, so I think we can have a conversation.

Let's say you've got a chicken roasting in the oven. If you open the oven door you feel a blast of heat. At the same time, if the chicken weren't dead it would feel a blast of cold. There's an exchange. ( And this is why you never open the oven door).

Here's another exchange: many people say they can't or don't, but when I put my hand near a sizable inductor with current running though it, like the ones in a Pultec or an old Ampex tape machine, I can feel radiating energy. If I can feel the inductor, who's to say the inductor can't "feel" me?
Touche.
Old 20th February 2018
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If ya wanna get all spiritual about circuits consider this, there is a spirit world demon assigned to electronics. It is more likely you have a few of them sitting on the racks watching your attitudes.

Old 20th February 2018
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Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?
No. Seek an exorcist, perhaps?
Old 20th February 2018
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From the OP: Don't take this the wrong way, but you guys suck!

Seriously, though. I thought this thread was going to go viral and attract some real intelligent conversation. With the exception of a few posts from people who "got it," most of the thread has been rubbish. I guess I picked the wrong audience, eh?
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