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The Age Poll - Old Skool / New skool?
View Poll Results: What age range are you in?
19 or under
3 Votes - 0.90%
20-35
190 Votes - 57.23%
36-50
105 Votes - 31.63%
Over 50
34 Votes - 10.24%
Voters: 332. You may not vote on this poll

Old 16th July 2005
  #91
Over 50 crowd.

Why is there no over 60 catagory?

You like lumping us with the old farts? (Not to say my farts are fresh).

Jim Williams
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Old 16th July 2005
  #92
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hi

Hi, 35yo here. Started my studio on May, 1996.
Old 16th July 2005
  #93
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34 next week. Doing this since high school.. first four-track, and had a teacher with a Mac Plus (I've never owned a PC) and Sequencer 2.6 (Vision's precursor). Doing music for a living since I got out of college, and somehow manage to support a wife and 2 boys. Good stuff.

Mostly new school, but I see a little old school in my future. Been driving a sequencer for almost 20 years, and ProTools since SoundTools days. Right before that, I too edited tape with a razor blade. I cut plenty of :60s into :30s.

I've been doing this awhile, but am always glad to learn from anyone. I've ended up being sort of a loner, working on my own without the benfit of working under a master. This forum has been a wealth of knowledge for me. Good stuff Maynerd.
Old 16th July 2005
  #94
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Williams
Over 50 crowd.

Why is there no over 60 catagory?

You like lumping us with the old farts? (Not to say my farts are fresh).

Jim Williams
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There's life after 50???

heh heh heh

Joke! Joke!
Old 16th July 2005
  #95
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Turned 38 on April 20 (4-20) ;-)

Sometimes my oldest daughter (15) asks me to act my age… but I don’t really know what I should do to accomplish that!

First “studio” was 2 ghetto-blasters (a Hitachi & a JVC modded with pitch control) at age 13. Prefer the sound of old with the convenience of new.

Oger
Old 17th July 2005
  #96
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michael, i know this is OT, but i just noticed Ur sig.
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Yep, interesting isn't it? Thanks for the post.
Old 17th July 2005
  #97
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Turned 34 on July 11.

Grew up on 45's of John Lennon, The Stones, Queen, Billy Joel, Kool & the Gang, Paul McCartney...and whatever else I could afford with my allowance! My older brother and I used to record "comedy" albums with an old Panasonic hand held cassette recorder (the black ones with the carry handle and condensor mic built in) in the late 70's early 80's. Then he used to disable one side of a cassette recorder in the way early 80's and record a rhythm guitar part and then overdub a "lead", I always thought that was cool.

I graduated to 4 track cassette at 18, made it to 8 track reel to reel (Fostex M80) by around 21. Sold my rig around '97 due to lack of work (lived in the boondocks...nobody to record or jam with) and came back to recording with a bunch of digital stuff around 2001-ish. Started back with sorta budget stuff and now have a pretty smokin' Nuendo DAW and tons of mics, a great room, some select outboard and I am decidedly "new skool" with some "old skool" experience. I'll take the mouse over the razor blade any day.

War
Old 17th July 2005
  #98
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I'm twelve.
Old 17th July 2005
  #99
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37 years young in September
Old 17th July 2005
  #100
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16 Mateys...
Been doing live stuff for a couple of years...studio for a year...

I love the sound of old - as well as the feel....vinyl has a "weight" that CD's don't....And love the sound of tape....

But the convinence of new...Love it.
Although, I feel that the industry seems to be removing itself from the audio...I would like physically cutting tape with a razor....

I love forums like this - mature people, very knowledgable....
Who needs an audio school these days....
One day!
It gives me the chance to learn about studios catering to a higher level than I can currently achieve...
Old 17th July 2005
  #101
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Turned 20 on March 15.
Mac mini and 002 for now.
Old 17th July 2005
  #102
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29 here. Been doing the engineering thing for about 3 years now, though I played guitar in my first band at 20.

Nice thing about this line of work is that you can keep doing it until you're pretty damn ancient - as long as your hearing still works well.
Old 17th July 2005
  #103
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turned 37 yesterday
quitted my day job 1992...
had a major deal in the 90ies
have 2 kids, started the studio work to be more domestic...

2 touring bands,an electronic music project, a studio and a family now.

have no time to think about new or oldscool.

my wife says I will never reach 21...
my kids ask me what profession will you have whan you are an adult?
some of the bands I produce call me old man and ask me about the good old times...
(wow, you bought this nirvana record when Kurt was still alive!!!)
Old 17th July 2005
  #104
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55 ouch!

Singer-Songwriter-
Been recording off and on all my life.
Wish I paid more attention to what the engineers were doing!
Now I gotta learn from you guys...believe me, I appreciate it.

It's gonna be a hell of a small project studio.

note: Most you guys got all the talent & need the gear money.
Now I got the gear money and need the talent.
Old 17th July 2005
  #105
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36 years old.....
Old 17th July 2005
  #106
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36
Old 17th July 2005
  #107
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43
I use new/old modes every day..
allthough wax cylinder on the 2 buss rocks!
very vibey
Old 17th July 2005
  #108
45 and a 1/2
Old 18th July 2005
  #109
I don't think there's much of a correlation between age and adventurousness.

Back a million years ago when I was studying recording I was more than a decade older than most of the students (that should give a clue as to how old I am)... yet it was me who was listening to underground music of the era (Einstersende Neubauten, Residents, Sonic Youth, etc) -- and they who were listening to music ten or twenty years old, and when they did venture into the then-current scene, it was to listen to stuff like Toto. The real wild ones listened to Toto and Rush. (Typical utterance of fellow students: "Of course, I appreciate the musicianship of Rush -- but they're just too weird for me.")


I spent most of the late 90s and early part of this decade making mutant roots pop with then-new-school techniques (I switched my project studio over from ADAT tape to hard-drive based in '96... the first thing I did was start chopping things up and putting them back together in, let's say, interesting ways. I'm a bit tired of those techniques now, so many things I l wrapped myself around then have become obnoxious cliches (electronic and hip hop beats mixed with roots guitars, obvious drops, broken mic vocals, backwards everything, you know).
Old 18th July 2005
  #110
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jules
45 and a 1/2
Haha I think we've proved at what age the memory starts failing people. Jules, you posted your age on Page 3 too! heh

But it didn't change so at least you're consistent!

thumbsup
Old 18th July 2005
  #111
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only 21 here... started doing music around 12...
Old 18th July 2005
  #112
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RichT said:

Haha I think we've proved at what age the memory starts failing people. Jules, you posted your age on Page 3 too!

But it didn't change so at least you're consistent!



Rich, you need to be more observant, like us older folk. Jules' original answer was 45 1/4, obviously he's passed another milestone since then...

Damnit, I'm still older than him...

Irwin
Old 18th July 2005
  #113
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IMS
RichT said:

Haha I think we've proved at what age the memory starts failing people. Jules, you posted your age on Page 3 too!

But it didn't change so at least you're consistent!



Rich, you need to be more observant, like us older folk. Jules' original answer was 45 1/4, obviously he's passed another milestone since then...

Damnit, I'm still older than him...

Irwin
Damn, the subtlety of it all completely bypassed me.

Whadya know, Jules is funny! heh

(Hangs head and says 'Set menu!' before running away from Jules and his friendly baseball bat).

Old 18th July 2005
  #114
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Chronologically-more-mature-but-still-full-of-spit-and-vinegar farts == 1
Punks == 0

In case anyone is keeping track...
Old 18th July 2005
  #115
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36 here, going on 16.

Big up the 30+ year olds!!!
Old 18th July 2005
  #116
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Card carrying middle-aged fat bastard, here.



My age?

They'll have to cut me in half and count the rings.
Old 18th July 2005
  #117
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I'll be a senior in high school this year(18) that is, if i complete this stupid summer packet since the asses at school put me in an algebra class FILLED with musicians. DAMN THEM!!! So, it turns out that i'm one credit short, and i have to complete a work packet instead of going to summer school. I'll let you guys guess what class I failed............................................
Old 20th July 2005
  #118
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45 here and leaning towards old school. Not afraid of the new though!
Old 20th July 2005
  #119
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I was born in the year when CBS sold the Yankees to George (not
Costanza..)

The Vietnam War ends


Some albums releases ( enjoy this list!):

The Dark Side of the Moon
Queen
Innervisions
Quadrophenia
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Band on the Run
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Tubular Bells
Greetings from Ashbury Park, NJ


What year was it????


ruudman
Old 20th July 2005
  #120
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33

I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop + I might have to get a "real" job.

been recording people/things professionally since about age 17.

I got sick of it for like a week one time. . .

If I can keep doing this until I'm 66 I will be stoked.
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