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Drug use in the studio
Old 14th March 2003
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Drug use in the studio

Hi everyone,

I was just curious as to everyones opinion on allowing drug use in the studio?? If clients ask while they're booking time if it'e ok, what you actually say to them??-

Great music has been made under the influence, no doubt about it.

I'm not talking bout' maui wowee either, I mean the hard stuff. Like a guy who goes to the bathroom for 45 minutes w/ a spoon and comes back and can hardly speak, much less sing.. I mean do you need a needle exchange program when you run a studio???

Doing blow on top of a mixer really can get expensive, having to have it cleaned and all.
Old 14th March 2003
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Old 16th March 2003
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THe following drugs are banned in my studio:

Advil
Motrin
Laetril
Acetominophen
Viagra
Claritin
Paxil
Amoxicillin


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Old 17th March 2003
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My studio is on the opposite end of the spectrum from Slipperman's...yet we seem to have an identical policy on this issue.

We are a small local production group, poorly funded but with big ambitions. We want to do great things, and great things can't be done whilst drunk and/or stoned, soooo...it's simply not a factor here, not while work is being done. No drugs or alcohol while work is being done.

Some of us get high and/or drink on our own time. We're not a convent. Late at night when we're listening to mixes and shootin' the ****, a joint might get fired up and some drinks may be consumed. But all this happens AFTER the gear is set to "standby."

BECAUSE we're not "huge" yet, we have the luxury of maintaining our little club, our local "music mafia," and so we can write the club rules. Those rules exclude the inclusion of addicts of the cocaine and heroin and meth variety. We don't worry about these people getting into the control room, because we don't associate ourselves with them in the first place.

Peeps can invoke historical references to drug-addled popstars till the cows come home...I'm not havin' it. I like a good buzz as much as the next stoner, but not in this room while the gear is in business. That's a policy we've established now, before we're "huge," and when we GET "huge," that policy will remain in place with the historical legacy WE have established.

YMMV.
Old 18th March 2003
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Originally posted by slipperman
I guzzle pot after pot of coffee and smoke gigantic cigars like a madman. As does a sizable portion of my staff.

No one seems to notice.

SM.
I'd rather see someone shoot up next to a bunch of audio gear that blow second hand cigar smoke about the place. Second hand smoke not only stinks, not only is poisonous to you and people around you (many of which are too polite to ask you to smoke in the lounge, and I hope you are a smoker nice enough to ask others if they mind if you light up), a pollutant, and a fire hazard, but more importantly to me: it's bad for gear.

The coffee thing only pisses me off when some dumbass leaves a mug on the console to be spilled over (we've all heard or see at LEAST one story).
Old 18th March 2003
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Great music has been made under drug influence.

Great mixes, mmh, I don't thing so.
I've try some while mixing, just to see if it would open new field of creativity (kids, don't try this at home)

well, It mess things up differently according to substances, in a rather bad way.

I've been straight with all that since...

Some fatties, from time to time, not while mixing of course

Well, a boy got to try stuffs like that from time to time.
With age, I enjoy a great bordeaux during the evening, when the mix is nearly done. Does it count ???

malice
Old 18th March 2003
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Cool

Wait, you mean some people DON'T use drugs in the studio!!?? :eek:

I don't get it? rollz

What do you mean? dfegadgrggt
Old 18th March 2003
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With age, I enjoy a great bordeaux during the evening, when the mix is nearly done. Does it count ???
YEAH!

After trying every drug that exists at least once, I still find a good 4-10 y/o Bordeaux to be THE BEST high there is.

YMMV.
Old 18th March 2003
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Eric,

I'll open this evening Pomerol thinking about you

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Old 18th March 2003
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Talking

Hey!!

Let's call that a *Freedom Bordeaux*, now, shall we!!??
Old 18th March 2003
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Let's call that a *Freedom Bordeaux*, now, shall we!!??
heh
Old 18th March 2003
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Does anybody know the scientific explanation or non-scientific explanation as to the problems smoke can cause in the studio???

I always hear about it. Does it actually cause malfunctions?? I would think you would have to be blowing smoke right into the circuit board to see any effect.

Of course cigarrettes have tar in them, and I don't want that in my signal.

Weed is pretty clean smoke though.....i'm pretty sure.
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Does anybody know the scientific explanation or non-scientific explanation as to the problems smoke can cause in the studio???

I always hear about it. Does it actually cause malfunctions??
Your LDC mics will show noticable degradation in quality with prolonged exposure to smoke.
Old 18th March 2003
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Your LDC mics will show noticable degradation in quality with prolonged exposure to smoke.
As will the average human...
Old 18th March 2003
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clear and simple policy for me :

no ILLEGAL drugs in the studio.
Old 18th March 2003
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Originally posted by Farm sounds
Does anybody know the scientific explanation or non-scientific explanation as to the problems smoke can cause in the studio???
We had an Harisson in B in the Studio I was formely working.
After 3 years, the VCA of the faders were covered with tar and nicotine, the connectors were ****ed, we cleaned the mess for hours and had to replace a lots of parts.

The worse at the time was the adats. But they always are heh

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