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Hip Hop in the studio = cell phone madness
Old 12th August 2005
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Hip Hop in the studio = cell phone madness

Hip Hop in the studio = cell phone madness ..... everyones on their cell phone talking about nothing ... I can not tell you how many times I have had to stop recording becuase the singers cell phone rang in the booth ... and then they just start talking on and on ... Yea man I am laying down a vocal in the booth right now what's up ... ...... know what Im sayin ... ....
Old 12th August 2005
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Man, that or they will come in wearing nylon track pants!! All you hear is swoosing around every time the move at all. Other guys will wear chains that clank around. I just always make people pile al thier crap (chains, cell phones, guns lol) on the table before they get near the mic. Damn annoying though.
Old 12th August 2005
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Man, that or they will come in wearing nylon track pants!! All you hear is swoosing around every time the move at all. Other guys will wear chains that clank around. I just always make people pile al thier crap (chains, cell phones, guns lol) on the table before they get near the mic. Damn annoying though.
i let my artist bring their cellphones in the studio but turn them on silent and no cellphone in the booth...no chains in the booth.. nothing thats gonna add noise or a odd sound into the vocal chain.
Old 12th August 2005
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i let my artist bring their cellphones in the studio but turn them on silent and no cellphone in the booth...no chains in the booth.. nothing thats gonna add noise or a odd sound into the vocal chain.

same here thumbsup ..............control your studio man.
Old 12th August 2005
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How do they sing without the bling? heh
Old 12th August 2005
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How do they sing without the bling? heh

hahahaa good question.
Old 12th August 2005
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How do they sing without the bling? heh
are you suggesting that it is some sort of security blanket??? something that reminds them that they are badd




I tried to sample the swoosh of the pants once...

instead of the sound of someone running, I got the sound of carrying (plastic) grocery bags around...
Old 12th August 2005
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every real rapper on a real level, especially those signed to labels usually take off their chains and put the cells/2ways on vibrate. they do not carry their cells into the booth either.

I didnt know rappers were the only folks that talk on cell phones in the studio.
Old 12th August 2005
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if they are paying me per hour I love when they have a 20 minutes phone conversation in the booth while i sit back and have a drink. c'mon now...
Old 12th August 2005
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if they are paying me per hour I love when they have a 20 minutes phone conversation in the booth while i sit back and have a drink. c'mon now...
heh

I'll drink to that...
Old 12th August 2005
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^^^Me too!! Love free money!
Old 12th August 2005
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if they are paying me per hour I love when they have a 20 minutes phone conversation in the booth while i sit back and have a drink. c'mon now...
o yea, no doubt...spend as much time on the phone as you want...
when its a block or day rate.. i try to get them off the phone quick. i have a young female artist that be gettin phone calls. i be grabin her phone tellin the dude or her friend to call back cuz time is money and they're fuc*kin with my time.
i only let her talk to her moms..
i gotta say its real fun doing that sometimes. some guys be callin back.. i hang right back up on them... they get all mad, who that guy your wit bla bla bla.. lol
Old 12th August 2005
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Uh... put them on silent? I can hear a "pre-cell phone ring" notification through my speakers before the phone rings. I hear the same thing on the speakerphone at work. You get this Zzzzzzz.... about 3 seconds before somebody's cell rings. Nextel phones are the worst.

I make everybody turn them off.

Lawrence
Old 12th August 2005
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I make everyone pile their stuff up too. I usually forget to do it until we do a vocal take, and i hear all their sh** clankin around.
Old 12th August 2005
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Everyone who has a session at my place must turn off their phones.
Even when not recording; it's extremely irritating when your brainstorming
about some ideas, and suddenly the phone rings....bye-bye concentration and attention!
I bet that there are assholes who work with heavy-weights like Quincy Jones,
and pick up the phone, chatter on for half an hour while Quincy was about to give you the pearls.... ....bye-bye mutual respect!
Old 13th August 2005
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every real rapper on a real level, especially those signed to labels usually take off their chains and put the cells/2ways on vibrate. they do not carry their cells into the booth either.

I didnt know rappers were the only folks that talk on cell phones in the studio.
I work with almost only label rap artists (not to be synonymous with 'real') and while I don't recall many incidents with phones rining in the booth, everyone still leaves their phones in the control room. Mnay producers will have 2 or three going off non-stop. Drives me nuts and has pretty uch just become accepted as inevitable. I think it may be more prominant in hiphop because not only do you have teh cellphones, but you haev the 2 ways inaddition to them, thus more chances of interruptions.
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