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pete andrews

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #120 on: November 10, 2007, 10:03:07 am »

Quote:

i hope to never type that. especially considering my studio is in my home where two small children and my wife live.....


ditto.

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #121 on: November 12, 2007, 01:46:43 pm »

to date, i've never had to ask anyone to leave, i've not had to ask my family to clear out, nor have we felt the least bit uncomfortable.  i fully intend to keep it that way, with in my power.

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pete andrews

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #122 on: November 15, 2007, 07:54:45 pm »

(must have totally blocked this out of my mind)
but i remember years ago doing a session here with a hardcore band and the whole gang in in the main room screaming "F--- YOU!!!!" over and over in a rideout or something. good thing the kids weren't talkin' yet! (and asleep).

-pete

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #123 on: November 16, 2007, 06:04:14 pm »

Was that the "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" session, by any chance?
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pete andrews

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #124 on: December 06, 2007, 10:39:57 am »

most definately not Wink

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #125 on: January 04, 2008, 09:23:49 am »

Very stoned guitar player being told he has way too much delay effect through amp--"Well, like can you record me like this and remove the delay later?"

Famous arranger/composer pianist in piano booth being told that his poor timing is preventing the band from locking down a great performance--"Yeah, but I'm in a separate room". ENGINEER-"But, you're in the phone mix and everyone can hear you." PIANIST-"Yeah, but I'm in a separate room."



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Former Oceanway drone

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #126 on: January 06, 2008, 04:09:48 pm »

Inspired by Terry Manning's comment about perhaps needing a gun in a session, I offer up the following for your approval and amusement:

Long ago, in a land far, far away, I was working on a session with a metal band. The band was being financed by a friend of theirs who had lost a leg in a vehicular mishap. Everyone knew this except for my colleague. One afternoon as the session is rolling along nicely, the band's sponsor is wrapping the grip on a rather large hunting knife while my colleague is sitting behind the desk making small talk with him. Suddenly, the sponsor says, "Hey Randy, check this out," and stabs himself hard in the thigh of the prosthetic leg. As the knife oscillated back and forth, he laughed and laughed. My colleague almost had a heart attack.

Cheers,

Alan Tomlinson
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RSettee

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #127 on: January 07, 2008, 10:55:46 am »

Former Oceanway drone wrote on Sun, 06 January 2008 15:09

Inspired by Terry Manning's comment about perhaps needing a gun in a session, I offer up the following for your approval and amusement:

Long ago, in a land far, far away, I was working on a session with a metal band. The band was being financed by a friend of theirs who had lost a leg in a vehicular mishap. Everyone knew this except for my colleague. One afternoon as the session is rolling along nicely, the band's sponsor is wrapping the grip on a rather large hunting knife while my colleague is sitting behind the desk making small talk with him. Suddenly, the sponsor says, "Hey Randy, check this out," and stabs himself hard in the thigh of the prosthetic leg. As the knife oscillated back and forth, he laughed and laughed. My colleague almost had a heart attack.

Cheers,

Alan Tomlinson


That's hilarious!
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Fig

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #128 on: January 08, 2008, 04:00:07 pm »

Sorry to be so late to this thread but...

just last weekend, four-piece rock band comes in

usually our house kit is used as it is perfectly tuned to sound HUGE in the room, its already mic'ed up, positioned for the room mics, etc.

drummer insists on using his own kit

we tear ours down, he sets up his.  An hour goes by.

we begin tracking when drummer is finally ready

band comes in for first playback

"drums sound bad" says the band leader

I insist I am only reproducing what is being given

we walk into the tracking room

drummer plays for bandmembers

"ya gotta make the drums sound better," they say

"yeah," agrees the drummer, "cuz my kit sounds like $hit!"

...great...

[edit=changed a "t" to an "s" for spelling and consequent meaning]
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j.hall

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #129 on: January 09, 2008, 05:45:32 pm »

upon my arrival to a pre-production session out of town.

band i've only communicated with via phone and email

drummer says:

"i'm so glad you are not 50....."

i just laughed and shook some hands.....
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Re: session quotes
« Reply #130 on: January 11, 2008, 05:23:40 am »

Ichbin wrote on Fri, 19 October 2007 20:25


Drummer of jazz band during tracking.
"Can I get some more bass in the headphones?"
Before I can even reach for the knob.
"That's much better thanks".


I used to do live sound for a band (FOH and monitors for most gigs) and this would happen all the time with their in-ears. I wouldn't do anything, and they'd give me the "okay" signal. =P
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Chris Ilett

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #131 on: January 11, 2008, 07:03:25 am »

Version wrote on Tue, 27 March 2007 14:44

"When I look at the drum kit, I just see a series of mistakes about to be made."

drummer to me.
I just didn't say anything.


Laughing
I used to see the same thing with  every band who walked into a *nameless* venue I used to work.

Chris Ilett

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #132 on: January 11, 2008, 07:05:51 am »

j.hall wrote on Thu, 29 March 2007 17:41

band to me, "great mix, we just need to change a few tiny things here and there"

me to the band, "feel free to ruin the song........"



Awesome thread. I'm gonna use me that one

MagnetoSound

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #133 on: January 11, 2008, 01:09:18 pm »


Rapper, looking at mic, to engineer,  'Is that mic good? Is it CD quality?'

Engineer:  'It's got .... a. quality.'

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Re: session quotes
« Reply #134 on: January 11, 2008, 03:37:41 pm »

Chris Ilett wrote on Fri, 11 January 2008 06:05

j.hall wrote on Thu, 29 March 2007 17:41

band to me, "great mix, we just need to change a few tiny things here and there"

me to the band, "feel free to ruin the song........"



Awesome thread. I'm gonna use me that one



the key is to use the word "song" and NOT "mix"

it's so arrogant to imply your mix actually makes the song......i love doing that during recalls.  usually keeps people laughing.  
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