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Author Topic: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?  (Read 12130 times)

bigaudioblowhard

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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2008, 06:47:39 pm »

David Glasser wrote on Fri, 13 June 2008 12:29

"Recording the Beatles" book sitting on the coffee table.

"Hey, have you seen this book..." usually keeps the client busy and relatively quiet for at least an hour.




This is the best "quiet the client" device I have too. Also Beatles Recoding Sessions, and autographed copy of "Here There and Everywhere" (Geoff Emerick).

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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2008, 07:13:50 pm »

i have porn "hidden" in a jar of candy.. does that count?
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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2008, 08:05:54 pm »

Probably me.
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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2008, 08:10:02 pm »

Cass Anawaty wrote on Fri, 13 June 2008 19:05

Probably me.

I can see why you're embarrassed!

hehehe
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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2008, 08:39:08 pm »

I'm all for coffee table books too, the one the clients love the most is one I picked up in Vegas called 'The Mullet'. It's a complete history of the mullet hair cut complete with all the famous mullet hair styles worn by celebrities over the years i.e. Michael Bolton.

I'm not sure if it keeps them quiet though as I usually hear them laughing. hehe

Matt
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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2008, 09:23:49 pm »

I have an "easy" button I picked up from Staples sitting on the console!

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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2008, 10:19:53 pm »

bblackwood wrote on Sat, 14 June 2008 01:10

Cass Anawaty wrote on Fri, 13 June 2008 19:05

Probably me.

I can see why you're embarrassed!

hehehe


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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2008, 11:18:04 pm »

I have a Urei LA-22 that I use very rarely for upward expansion. For some reason it works sometimes on severly squashed mixes. But don't tell anyone, it's secret.
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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2008, 05:22:33 am »

I don't know if it counts since I've only used it once, but Samplitude's own multi-band oppressor has a function called "compr. max", which inflates given range in a stupid way. That felt dirty!

That mullet book is a lovely idea.
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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2008, 05:45:14 am »

Viitalahde wrote on Sat, 14 June 2008 10:22

I don't know if it counts since I've only used it once, but Samplitude's own multi-band oppressor has a function called "compr. max", which inflates given range in a stupid way. That felt dirty!



You know I actually used that just last week on some masters turned out pretty good, but it felt dirty, very dirty  Embarassed
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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2008, 06:43:21 am »

Viitalahde wrote on Sat, 14 June 2008 05:22

I don't know if it counts since I've only used it once, but Samplitude's own multi-band oppressor has a function called "compr. max", which inflates given range in a stupid way. That felt dirty!




Every once in a while I give the Samp multiband a shot. Sometimes you just need a multiband. It always ends up in the bypass position. I should just pick up a TC multiband. I think that's dirty enough.
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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2008, 08:48:36 am »

masterhse wrote on Fri, 13 June 2008 23:18

I have a Urei LA-22 that I use very rarely for upward expansion. For some reason it works sometimes on severly squashed mixes. But don't tell anyone, it's secret.

Pretty good de-esser too!
[feigns embarrassment]

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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2008, 09:00:06 am »

I keep my arsenal of weapons to a minimum and a minimum of embarrasement seems to come out of that.

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Patrik
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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2008, 09:09:30 am »

Valley Audio 730LT - Great for Hip Hop

Too bad it can only do 48 kHz and 16 bit.
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Re: What's your most embarrasing secret weapon?
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2008, 11:03:34 am »

Patrik T wrote on Sat, 14 June 2008 08:00

I keep my arsenal of weapons to a minimum and a minimum of embarrasement seems to come out of that.

Same here - five total pieces of analog processing gear, little/no processing digitally (occasionally some HEDD or L2).
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