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Title: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: electrical on November 06, 2006, 05:02:27 pm
Some time ago, I went to Los Angeles to make a record. I had never been to a proper studio in Los Angeles, and the label had asked me to recommend a studio, so I did a little research. I called Mixerman.

The record would be pretty simple, my part of it at least. I had been asked to record the artist playing acoustically and singing, and that's it. No band, no extras, no nothing. Perfect. I am really comfortable recording stuff like this, and have a lot of experience with it. All it really requires is a nice acoustic space and a bare minimum of decent equipment.

A live acoustic session would be simple enough that I could bring most or all of the mics I would need, I could record it on 2-inch 16-track (my preferred format), and I would need no more than a half-dozen channels of a console. All of these conditions conspire to make an almost fool-proof formula, because they place minimal demands on the studio.

I relayed all of this to Mixerman, and he recommended several studios. One of the other people involved in the session had a strong preference for a specific studio (a famous one with a long history), and Mixerman concurred that it should be suitable, so arrangements were made. I am not naming the studio for reasons that will become clear as our story develops.

"One more thing," said Mixerman, in a slightly conspiratorial tone, "Try to find something to complain about. Even a little thing, like a stiff fader or something. They'll buy your lunch for you if you have any problems, and you can do it every day."

Sweet. This is precisely why engineers need to keep in touch with other engineers, to keep them abreast of blue-plate specials like this.

When I arrived at the sudio, I was immediately taken aback at the lavishness of everything. There was not just a parkiing lot, but a valet to park the cars. Parking spaces had printed placards with client names on them. My space didn't, but then, I'm not that famous, and was only going to be there for a week.

The interior decor was startling. I am used to spartan, utilitarian mid-western studios, where the studio is meant to be as un-noticeable as possible. This was, well, different.

I entered our studio (the bulding was a labyrinth of studios, from studio A to, I don't remember, maybe Studio K) through a smallish overdub booth, maybe 12 feet by 18 feet. It was about half-filled with a piano.

There were tapestries, tie-dyed drapes, beaded curtains and christmas lights everywhere. Bowls of chocolate miniatures, fruit and candles (especially candles, what the fuck?) on every flat surface. In the studio, A neat dozen candles sat flickering on the floor surrounding the piano. Candles? What the fuck?

Back when I was young myself, I noticed that young women like to surround themselves with candles, particularly when they take baths, or are entertaining a gentleman caller at night. The studio candles were slightly nostalgic for this reason, and I couldn't help thinking about particular events illuminated in my memory by candle light. This made me a little uncomfortable, because many of them were really dirty.

On closer inspection, all of the walls were faced with giant floor-to-ceiling mirrors, like a mafia bathroom or something, which had been covered with the batik and tie-dye drapes. A tiny room faced entirely with mirrors, while a bold design choice, would both sound terrible and drive everyone insane. The Earth Mama approach, while disorienting, didn't immediately suggest cocaine frenzy.

The control room, while small, was dominated by another couple dozen candles and an enormous console, of a type I had used many times. For the purposes of this session, it was a grotesque overkill, but that didn't matter. If a channel went down, we'd have about 100 spares at hand.

The assistant on the session was attentive and smart, and I felt good about him immediately. I asked him to show me the rest of the studio, and he looked a little puzzled. He gestured toward the client lounge (as large as the control room or the booth I had seen), and said, "there is a restroom..."

Apparently, that one little booth was the studio. The hundred-plus channels of console, two tape machines, dozens of candles and three sofas worth of client space were meant to serve that one little booth.

Okay... Well, we'd better get that piano out of the way then..

(to be continued)

Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: maxim on November 06, 2006, 05:07:44 pm
nice story so far

can't wait for more

you and mixerman should write a book together
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: gatino on November 06, 2006, 09:42:30 pm
electrical wrote on Mon, 06 November 2006 16:02


Apparently, that one little booth was the studio.



recording tokyo style...lots of luxury, little space to keep it.


Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Ali Moniack on November 07, 2006, 01:13:32 am
Nice. Is the artist a hippy chick? I smell hippy somewhere...

I do prefer the more grey lab-coat approach myself, although a few clients have noted the spartan decor where I work. Hardly anyone cares. Our dingy little studio has more of a "we're here to work" feel, since most of the punks and metallers we record don't wanna relax and soak up the "studio vibes", they want to rock and work like demons. The hippies can get lost in the garden (which is a sizeable jungle & rather lovely in summer).

I guess there has to be somewhere for sensitive souls to focus their chi or whatever, fair enough...to hell with stepping over candles in a live space. That's incongruous, impractical and silly.

But pray, good sir, continue with your tale...
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Fibes on November 07, 2006, 10:03:31 am
Candles are a big issue for me.

Especially the ones that burn unevenly and dump wax all over stuff.

Fuck that.

If they want candles we'll call up www.canles.com and let them stare at a high res photo of one whilst snorting coffee mate and the candle flavor of their choice.

Double fuck that.

Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: max cooper on November 07, 2006, 11:14:41 am
electrical wrote on Mon, 06 November 2006 16:02



I entered our studio (the bulding was a labyrinth of studios, from studio A to, I don't remember, maybe Studio K) through a smallish overdub booth, maybe 12 feet by 18 feet. It was about half-filled with a piano.

There were tapestries, tie-dyed drapes, beaded curtains and christmas lights everywhere. Bowls of chocolate miniatures, fruit and candles (especially candles, what the fuck?) on every flat surface. In the studio, A neat dozen candles sat flickering on the floor surrounding the piano. Candles? What the fuck?




NRG?
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: ruben e on November 08, 2006, 12:54:16 pm
does this story include a harp as well as a hippy by any chance?
looking forward to the next chapter...
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: neve1073 on November 09, 2006, 01:56:03 am
electrical wrote on Mon, 06 November 2006 22:02


On closer inspection, all of the walls were faced with giant floor-to-ceiling mirrors, like a mafia bathroom or something, which had been covered with the batik and tie-dye drapes.




Great beginning. I'm hooked.

The batik/tie-dye over the floor to ceiling mirrors helps cut down the reflections.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: wiggins on November 09, 2006, 04:39:35 pm
[posting to be notified of updates]
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: maxim on November 09, 2006, 06:32:55 pm
steve wrote:

"...I noticed that young women like to surround themselves with candles"

it's the insecurity thing

everyone thinks they look better in the dark (and they often do...)

i also find a lot of women to be sensitive to fluoros

since it's been pointed out to me, i too, find the harsh fluorescent light disturbing
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Curve Dominant on November 10, 2006, 01:23:05 am
That's what you get for following Mixerman's advice.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: lord fear on November 11, 2006, 08:01:25 pm
smells to me like record plant, henson, or chalice.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: BrettB on November 12, 2006, 01:49:54 pm
Looking forward to the rest of your story! Makes me feel like the first time I discovered the Mixerman diaries:).
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: TotalSonic on November 12, 2006, 01:58:00 pm
electrical wrote on Mon, 06 November 2006 22:02

"One more thing," said Mixerman, in a slightly conspiratorial tone, "Try to find something to complain about. Even a little thing, like a stiff fader or something. They'll buy your lunch for you if you have any problems, and you can do it every day."

Sweet. This is precisely why engineers need to keep in touch with other engineers, to keep them abreast of blue-plate specials like this.


Dunno - I disagree with this modus operandi.  To me crying wolf and doing some unnecessary whining just ties up the resources of the tech crew and studio assistants for no reason for a few minutes each day and eventually causes ill will with the studio staff. To me if you want free lunches in the first place they should be included in the rate or the contract.  Steve - as a studio owner wouldn't you get annoyed at someone who tried to pull this on you?

Quote:


There were tapestries, tie-dyed drapes, beaded curtains and christmas lights everywhere. Bowls of chocolate miniatures, fruit and candles (especially candles, what the fuck?) on every flat surface. In the studio, A neat dozen candles sat flickering on the floor surrounding the piano. Candles? What the fuck?


Cool - sounds kind of like a Stevie Nicks dream room.

Quote:


Back when I was young myself, I noticed that young women like to surround themselves with candles, particularly when they take baths, or are entertaining a gentleman caller at night. The studio candles were slightly nostalgic for this reason, and I couldn't help thinking about particular events illuminated in my memory by candle light.


Yeah, I've got some nice memories of this too.  I actually like the candles when I go to my girl friends place...

Quote:


On closer inspection, all of the walls were faced with giant floor-to-ceiling mirrors, like a mafia bathroom or something, which had been covered with the batik and tie-dye drapes. A tiny room faced entirely with mirrors, while a bold design choice, would both sound terrible and drive everyone insane.


I really can't understand this choice.  It makes no acoustic sense whatsoever - especially for what I would conceive the primary purpose they were imagining for this space was tracking of vox and piano.  Guess you could bring in a ton of gobos - but personally if it were for tracking acoustic guitar I'd much rather have a bigger space with a mixture of some wood diffusors and lots of bass traps on the walls.  Not trying to dog you - but didn't you get specs & the room layouts before you had the producer or artist book the room?

Quote:


Apparently, that one little booth was the studio. The hundred-plus channels of console, two tape machines, dozens of candles and three sofas worth of client space were meant to serve that one little booth.


Seems to be layed out more for stereotypical major label hip-hop overdub / mix sessions.  For some reason a lot of these guys just like to be in a room with a giant console even if they never use more than say 40 channels of the board.  And a small dubbing room with a piano would make sense in these cases too - usually all the action takes place in the control room and all you need to track is vox and maybe an occasional additional live instrument as most of the backing tracks would be flown to tape from digital files created in a smaller pre-production room anyway (which explains why there are two tape machines in the room too).  Would explain the devotion of a lot of space to client couches too - as there is often a large entourage hanging out at these sessions also.

Quote:


Okay... Well, we'd better get that piano out of the way then..



Guess you first tried to find out whether there was another room that would sound better for the acoustic gtr available in the studio complex that they could move you to?   Guess also that you were trying to avoid cancellation fees and delays by just upping and finding another facility that had a better sounding room?

Best regards,
Steve Berson
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: malice on November 13, 2006, 02:25:11 pm
Curve Dominant wrote on Fri, 10 November 2006 07:23

That's what you get for following Mixerman's advice.



I bought a Neve summing box out of one of your review, I was not that "thrilled" either...

Can't wait for the next instalement though

malice
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Fibes on November 13, 2006, 02:50:46 pm
Malice,

Please refrain from quoting posters I have on ignore.



Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: malice on November 13, 2006, 03:37:00 pm
Fibes wrote on Mon, 13 November 2006 20:50

Malice,

Please refrain from quoting posters I have on ignore.








ooops,

sorry,

I will. You own me a keyboard.

malice
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: rphilbeck on November 13, 2006, 09:33:32 pm
malice wrote on Mon, 13 November 2006 14:25

Curve Dominant wrote on Fri, 10 November 2006 07:23

That's what you get for following Mixerman's advice.



I bought a Neve summing box out of one of your review, I was not that "thrilled" either...

Can't wait for the next instalement though

malice



Don't distract him.  We're all still waiting on the next installment of DI'ing your DI's DI.  
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: originalrecorderman on November 14, 2006, 04:21:03 pm
 Confused
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: electrical on November 14, 2006, 05:55:08 pm
Just so it's clear, Mixerman didn't recommend the studio directly, he merely confirmed that it would be useable, and was a professional place. There was a bit of a hard sell put in place by the studio management after it was suggested by another member of the recording team. Mixerman also wasn't aware that we would be in the mirrored bathroom/tie-dye grotto/Pier One candle department. He and I had assumed we would be in a more sympathetic room.

He was trying to help, and he was helpful.

The reason I didn't object once I saw the studio is that I am not used to making demands, and I didn't want to be a bitch about this studio, which had been recommended and booked. Making any sort of change at this point would have been an enormous disruption and expense, and I didn't want to hang that on the clients. I had certainly made decent records under worse conditions.

There is a bit of background I haven't mentioned. During the period I was scheduled to make this record, my father was in the end stages of the lung-and-bone cancer that would shortly kill him. I had just come from Montana, where I had been able to spend some time with him, and it is fair to say I had little else on my mind. His condition was horrifying. He was in constant, excruciating pain, despite morphine and other painkiller dosages that gave him terrible hallucinations, and should have been enough to kill him.

My mother, who had been my father's constant companion for half a century, had to watch helplessly as her one true love was driven to madness by illness, pain and narcotics, knowing he wouldn't be well again for the rest of his life, and that for all his screaming in agony and begging to be killed, the worst was yet to come.

Whatever we are supposed to take from experiences like this, I felt utterly unable to fathom. It was horror, pure and ugly, raining down on two fine people who deserved nothing like it. If there were a God, I would have ransacked heaven looking for him, cursed him and beat him with a rake until he relented.

So the problems at the studio, while just beginning, didn't seem like a particularly big deal. Anyway, we moved the piano...
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Steve Hudson on November 15, 2006, 10:17:31 am
Sorry to hear about your dad, Steve. Bummer beyond words.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: TRA on November 15, 2006, 10:25:51 am
I'm really sorry to hear about your dad, Steve.  
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: mr. moon on November 15, 2006, 12:53:48 pm
Sorry about your dad. Reading your post, I felt sad; that's a tragic ending to what I'm sure was a great life.

-mr moon
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: jimmyjazz on November 15, 2006, 01:20:22 pm
Condolences on the loss of your father, Steve.  I hope your Mom is doing OK.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: rankus on November 15, 2006, 02:43:55 pm

I outright cried reading your post Steve.  Sympathies and condolences.  I hope your Mom is OK.

Thanks for sharing.

Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Sylvain on November 15, 2006, 03:47:30 pm
Steve,
I guess you wrote about your dad because you felt the need to share this painful moment with us.
My condolences. I am sorry about your dad.
I hope you are well surrounded by your friends and that so is your mom.

Mes pens
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Anthropic on November 15, 2006, 07:52:50 pm
I'm sorry that you had to go through that Steve.  You always talked about what a great guy he was.  
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: electrical on November 15, 2006, 09:21:42 pm
I hadn't mentioned my father's illness until now because I didn't want the thread to degenerate into a bunch of musings on death, loss, family, etc. I did feel it was necessary to explain why I was (and am) comfortable with the perspective that none of what I do, however important it seems at the moment, measures up to real-life events like a father getting sick, etc.

While I truly appreciate your sympathy, I think that enough has been said about it, and I thank you all again for your thoughts.

So. We moved the piano...
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Curve Dominant on November 17, 2006, 12:14:54 am
electrical wrote on Thu, 16 November 2006 02:21

So. We moved the piano...


Was it a Steinway?

You have to be careful moving those things, because the casters tend to pop off at the slightest hitch in the flooring, jarring the leg to the floor, which can damage the leg, not to mention knocking the axe out of tune.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: originalrecorderman on November 18, 2006, 04:23:05 pm
they have the big moving wheels on it. Oscar Peterson's old 'B' probably
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: John Ivan on November 19, 2006, 05:42:00 am
Oh Boy, now I'll be checking back for the rest of this story! can't wait.

Did you help move the Piane'? You could have just had him play that, instead of Guitar..

Ivan..............................
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Barish on November 22, 2006, 07:06:52 am
If I were you, I'd have taken that free meal offer.

Why is it that when we achieve something great it is "us" who made it but when something bad happens to us it is "God" must have caused it?

You don't believe that God exists in any other time, then why the hell are you wanting to look for Him when your father is dying?

You know you can't even help your father in that situation, you are so helpless, but you think you can beat God's ass for doing something you can't turn back. Don't you see that if God exists, He can do the same to you as well and there's bugger all you can do against it? And raging against it won't make things better for you either?

My late father went through the same. Stomach cancer. Every single cell in his body died one by one before my eyes through 7 months period. And eventually there was no other cell left to die, so he himself died.

But he was a believer, he never raged against the Creator he believed existed and created him until he lost his conscience a few hours before he surrendered his last breath, and he saw it a par for the course. So did we. And he (and we) thought it was better to pay for our mistakes in this world before the last exit than later, if that accounted for them at all.

Well there you go, another point of view for you that might help ease your pain. Take it on board or not. As valuable to one as good recording advice that you are giving to us. It makes life more liveable and meaningful, trust me. Puts what-good-and-bad-are concept into a more acceptable perspective.

Or at least it wouldn't hold you back from having a free meal.

Anyway, enough counterpreaching. I have sympathy for your dad for what he went through, but not for how you felt about it.

But your recording story is interesting, so I'd like to hear more of that.

So, you moved the piano...?

B.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: steve p on November 23, 2006, 04:12:37 am
Quote:

So. We moved the piano...



And ...... Shocked  What did you find.....

???????







steve perkins

Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: neve1073 on November 23, 2006, 05:31:28 am
dear mr albini,
after you moved the piano, did you get to making the record?

best,

1073


ps: condolences
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: dave-G on November 24, 2006, 08:42:37 am
Barish wrote on Wed, 22 November 2006 07:06

I have sympathy for your dad for what he went through, but not for how you felt about it.


You know, Mahcem ...  

I don't know Steve, and I barely ever read this forum, but I respect anyone who's suffered a loss like his enough to not question or criticize the way they felt about it.

I'd say that given your beliefs, you now have one more thing to "pay for in this world"...

... you speciously righteous schmuck.

-dave
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: malice on November 24, 2006, 09:38:16 am
dave-G wrote on Fri, 24 November 2006 14:42



I'd say that given your beliefs, you now have one more thing to "pay for in this world"...

... you speciously righteous schmuck.




hmmm,

I'm back in five minutes, I'm at the store grabbing a six pack and some vinegar chips  Rolling Eyes

so, you move the piano Aaaaaaaaaand ...


malice
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Barish on November 24, 2006, 10:45:45 am
dave-G wrote on Fri, 24 November 2006 13:42



You know, Mahcem ...  

I don't know Steve, and I barely ever read this forum, but I respect anyone who's suffered a loss like his enough to not question or criticize the way they felt about it.

I'd say that given your beliefs, you now have one more thing to "pay for in this world"...

... you speciously righteous schmuck.

-dave


You are absolutely right.


I'm sorry.


I should have kept playing "awww Steve... you know... my heart cried when I read how you felt about what happened... death is very bad, you know... my deepest condolences... so... you moved the piano?" game as many other choose to do.


But not going with the flow makes me right, but in the meantime a shmuck.


Fine. So be it. I'll stand up and take it in the chin.


If you can't say what is right, what good is a discussion?


And what good is a friendship if one can not stand up and tell what is right and what is wrong even during the hardest time?


Remember, I felt every single pain that Steve has felt throughout that journey. Every. Single. One of it. Not one more, not one less.



From cleaning my father's backside as he was lying in bed unable to move, to watching on the screen the tumours mushrooming in his lenf tissues by an inch every fortnight like cauliflowers while he couldn't lie down and he couldn't sit up, he couldn't stand up and he couldn't kneel down, because the pain he was going through was too much to take and no painkiller was strong enough to cut it.


I don't know if you have lost any of your parents yet, but I can tell you, no amount of condolence eases any of the feeling the survivor goes through during that time... let alone what the dead-to-be goes through.


In fact, none of the stuff  they tell you, all those taps on the shoulders, cards, flowers... none of them means anything when you are going through that phase as the survivor.


You are alone, on your own. Feeling totally helpless. That is the moment when reality hits you.


There is more lesson to learn in life and death than recording an album in a famous Hollywood studio.


...as far as I'm concerned. If we are going to touch that subject in any part of the discussion.


And if we are going to credit God for all the bad things that are happening to us, let's credit Him for the good things that happen to us as well once in a while, eh?


May be death is not as bad as we think after all.


But I guess, not to stick to what is right at all times is another lesson to learn for me out of this.


Being pretentiously caring and nice guy, or being righteously caring and a schmuck.



Everyone else's mileage may vary.


If what I owe Steve for telling him what he needs to hear than what he's accustomed to hear (or even to tell others in similar instances) if that helps him have a better life, then I'd be more than happy to pay it and make my contribution.


But I tell you, this life is nothing, hereafter is better. For those who can see that far, of course.


Or whatever... may be there's no such thing as God. We all mushroom like plants and animals, and get eaten by some microorganisms like animals, and die. Shit happens. What are we getting so sad about? Think about the good times we rolled and move on. Every breath we take is a bonus after all.


But then again, may be I'm in the wrong forum. It's all about preferences, isn't it?


Sorry again.


"Aww Steve, I was brokenhearted when I heard how you felt about what happened to your father. I hope you get hold of that God who did all that to him one day...


So, anyway... You moved the piano and then?"


M.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: MB on November 25, 2006, 03:16:30 pm
Barish, before you make yourself look like any more of an asshole:

1. Steve Albini is an atheist
2. He quite clearly said "If God existed"
3. Look up the terms allegory and metaphor
4. Before you pile on it's probably a good policy to make sure that you have clearly understood the intending meaning rather that a supposed literal reading that actually wasn't there either. Doubly so when someone's talking about their father's horrible death to a bunch of strangers on the interweb for fuck's sake. I.e. pick your moments man.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Barish on November 25, 2006, 05:29:36 pm
I'm aware of all your notes from the beginning, Matt, but I can see your point.

Though I still think that he is wrong in his metaphoric expressions which don't actually do his late father's memory any favours from any point of view -hence the following condolences that inevitably fall short in sincerity- I apologise to Mr Albini for my oversensitivity that outburst in an offensive manner.

You are right, it's his father so why do I care. May be I got carried away with allegory and metaphor while thinking of my own father too.

Sorry again.

M.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: danickstr on November 25, 2006, 09:46:48 pm
Steve get back to the reminiscences about screwing your girlfriends with candles burning Twisted Evil
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: maxim on November 25, 2006, 11:12:25 pm
mahcem wrote:

" ...And he (and we) thought it was better to pay for our mistakes in this world before the last exit than later"

i think your father was wiser that you

if you choose to believe, don't take it upon yourself to throw stones at those who don't

i, too, went through this experience with my father who died from prostate cancer, which had spread to the bones

(i had the unfortunate responsibility of pain control at the end of his life, and god was nowhere in sight)

my father was an atheist (or a realist, as i like to think of it), and he also thought that it was better to pay for our mistakes in this world

see

we are not so different after all

we all end up in the same place
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: keith on November 26, 2006, 06:22:06 am
He said enough has been said about it.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Barish on November 26, 2006, 01:43:06 pm
Although I started it, I got the point, apologised and let it go.

I can't do anymore than that.

B.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: maxim on November 26, 2006, 07:55:34 pm
fair enough

i just want to take this opportunity to remind all the over-40 males out there (and you know who you are!) to go out and have a blood test for prostate cancer, if you haven't had one this year

check your sugar and cholesterol while you're there

end of public announcement
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: danickstr on November 26, 2006, 07:57:44 pm
if you go to get your prostate checked and there are lots of candles in the doctor's office, find another doctor, or sit back and enjoy the ride if you are so inclined Shocked  Laughing
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: maxim on November 26, 2006, 08:24:03 pm
some men would rather have a needle than a finger but that is the option
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: danickstr on November 26, 2006, 08:55:52 pm
(I went to LA to make a record) And all I got was this crummy T-shirt
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: ssltech on November 27, 2006, 11:16:44 am
danickstr wrote on Sun, 26 November 2006 19:57

...or sit back and enjoy the ride if you are so inclined Shocked  Laughing

...Shouldn't that be "lean forward and enjoy the ride"...?

?

Wink

Keith
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: max cooper on November 27, 2006, 01:01:26 pm
Great serialization, Steve.

I'm on the edge of my seat.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: jimmyjazz on November 27, 2006, 05:52:57 pm
OK, so there was this piano, and . . .
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: maxim on November 27, 2006, 07:48:44 pm
"..."or sit back and enjoy the ride if you are so inclined"  

...Shouldn't that be "lean forward and enjoy the ride"...?"


the kama sutra of rectal examinations....
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: James Duncan on November 28, 2006, 09:30:48 am
Hey Mahcem, I'm with you all the way brother!

A tragic loss, for sure, but a promise of a better forever.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: nrosborough on November 28, 2006, 02:27:02 pm
The story sounds pretty complete if you take away some of those unnecessary ..s at the end.

To paraphrase: "The room was weird and tiny, so we moved the piano."

(Then there was space to record and we made an album).
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: sonicsaboteur on December 01, 2006, 12:37:22 pm
I don't know but in my opinion the recording studio was The Village. I have seen several photos of this studio with a lot of candles but I dunno It is only my opinion.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: RMoore on December 03, 2006, 01:53:16 pm
What happened next?
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: maxim on December 03, 2006, 07:59:52 pm
after the mixerman's diaries fiasco, the la studio goons didn't want to take any chances and had steve "re-educated"

btw, has anyone seen mixerman?... how do we even know he hasn't been replaced with a studio-clone?
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Kris on December 19, 2006, 10:44:35 am
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Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Mike Cleaver on December 20, 2006, 12:03:06 am
F**king candles!
Why couldn't they just have lava lamps like everyone else? Laughing
I remember a few years back in my radio engineering career, some dickwack put candles on top of a stereo triple decker cart machine in the control room. Shocked
The f**king candles, of course, were not he dripless kind.
Imagine trying to get wax out of the innards and salvage the machine, at which time was not a cheap item to replace.
If Steve got really lucky, maybe the candles set fire to those hippy tie died curtains and burned the entire facility to the ground so he could move on to some more suitable recording facility.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: CCC on December 20, 2006, 08:48:09 pm
Ryan Moore wrote on Sun, 03 December 2006 13:53

What happened next?


Next, the moderator abandoned his forum.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: starfireIV on December 20, 2006, 10:10:49 pm
Seeing as how the thread got hijacked and turned into a little holy war, I'm not surprised the original poster abandoned it. That kind of stuff has got to make you question your decision to start a discussion here...
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: resolectric on December 21, 2006, 07:51:48 am
I have been trying not to enter the thread though i had to say this since about a month:
are you really expecting that Mr.Steve Albini returns to the thread?

Just go back to page 1 and re-read these 4 pages.
After all the considerations about Mr. Albini's personal feelings and sentiments, what he should or shouldn't feel in the difficult moment he had to live, despite the several demonstrations of sympathy from several forum colleagues, some of the words written would be enough to drive several of us away from the Forum, not only the thread.
So, are you really surprised that Mr.Albini doesn't login since mid November?

Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: John Ivan on December 21, 2006, 06:25:04 pm
Barish wrote on Wed, 22 November 2006 07:06




Or at least it wouldn't hold you back from having a free meal.

Anyway, enough counterpreaching. I have sympathy for your dad for what he went through, but not for how you felt about it.


B.



This is the most disgusting thing I've ever read at PSW..

Really now.

Ivan..................
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: rankus on December 21, 2006, 09:10:31 pm

Yup, Disgusting is good way to put it... For shame
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Barish on December 27, 2006, 07:23:42 pm
Whatever.

Call me an asshole if you like, but I'm still behind those words.

It is about understanding why we exist.

I have a certain understanding of why we exist as human beings, which explains why we have the "will" with a limited effect zone, as opposed to the rest of the existence that is known to us, which hasn't have the same "will" as us.

He doesn't.


Hence he gets angry with a concept that he can not comprehend.


Whereas it's a pretty simple matter for those who can approach to the existence with an open mind.


Those who can not distinguish the difference between non-existent and non-existence will experience the same frustration everytime they face that "unfathomable" moment of truth.


Not all religious people are those some call "unthinker".


But I don't blame him, for there are many out there like him.


It's just that I'm saying that I don't sympathise how he's feeling with the way he's thinking, which I am entitled to.


And some are calling me an asshole for saying this, which they are entitled to as well.


It's a preference between love and justice.

I choose justice over love.


Because you choose love, it sounds "disgusting" to you.

Love vs Hate.


Whereas I choose justice vs injustice.

It's a personal preference.


He is just doing injustice to his own existence and I am not sympathising him for it.


I know most of the stuff I'm saying here doesn't make any sense to you, or many other readers.

Steve is known to tap into such arguments in his Electrical forums time by time, so he's not a stranger to them.


So I have the feeling I'm not the reason why he's not coming down here anymore. But if that's not the case, then I'm sorry. I read the guy wrong.


He really had a chance to have another think about it, but he blew it.


What the heck. There goes another REP forum...


It shouldn't have been so easy. I didn't know I was so worthy to desert a discussion board for.


My guess is, he is so bloody busy up to his eyeballs in that studio, he is not even aware that we've said all this about him.


As I said earlier on... whatever.


B.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Greg Norman on December 27, 2006, 08:11:26 pm
Barish wrote on Wed, 27 December 2006 18:23

Whatever.

Call me an asshole if you like, but I'm still behind those words.

It is about understanding why we exist.

I have a certain understanding of why we exist as human beings, which explains why we have the "will" with a limited effect zone, as opposed to the rest of the existence that is known to us, which hasn't have the same "will" as us.

He doesn't.


Hence he gets angry with a concept that he can not comprehend.


Whereas it's a pretty simple matter for those who can approach to the existence with an open mind.


Those who can not distinguish the difference between non-existent and non-existence will experience the same frustration everytime they face that "unfathomable" moment of truth.


Not all religious people are those some call "unthinker".


But I don't blame him, for there are many out there like him.


It's just that I'm saying that I don't sympathise how he's feeling with the way he's thinking, which I am entitled to.


And some are calling me an asshole for saying this, which they are entitled to as well.


It's a preference between love and justice.

I choose justice over love.


Because you choose love, it sounds "disgusting" to you.

Love vs Hate.


Whereas I choose justice vs injustice.

It's a personal preference.


He is just doing injustice to his own existence and I am not sympathising him for it.


I know most of the stuff I'm saying here doesn't make any sense to you, or many other readers.

Steve is known to tap into such arguments in his Electrical forums time by time, so he's not a stranger to them.


So I have the feeling I'm not the reason why he's not coming down here anymore. But if that's not the case, then I'm sorry. I read the guy wrong.


He really had a chance to have another think about it, but he blew it.


What the heck. There goes another REP forum...


B.

Start a new topic already.  Please, allow us to easily ignore your hallucinations, and contribute to this topic.  

Fight the urge to reply.  Use that energy to start a new, bold topic.

Another post here is totally unnecessary as I'm sure you realize.  Don't see this as a test.  Think of your own restraint as a challenge.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Barish on December 27, 2006, 08:17:09 pm
Sure. I'm off.

B.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Sahib on December 28, 2006, 07:24:24 pm
My apologies for being out of topic but I felt I should remind an important point.

This is about Mr Albini's grievence and he grieves the way he feels.

What Mahcem thinks of it is irrelevant.

I regret his misjudgement.


Cemal
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: electrical on December 29, 2006, 06:24:54 am
I'm sorry I have been too tied-up to continue the thread recently, but I hope to have time in a couple of days.

I find the discussion of digressions within threads quite interesting, and those of you who have been responding in good faith to off-topic stuff shouldn't feel discouraged, despite me not necessarily joining in.

To wit, I'm not inclined to poke holes in anybody's religious beliefs at the moment, so long as they keep them to themselves. There is a worthwhile discussion to be had regarding the use(lessness) of faith, and perhaps we can get to that eventually, but I'm still trying to understand the business with the candles myself.

Seriously, what the fuck with the candles? If you go to the dentist or the barber or any other trained professional, and he has to interrupt his work to tend to the candles, or if he has a candle steward doing it for him, you'd be pretty freaked out. Where does this candle impulse come from, and in what other profession does it get expressed?
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Joe Black on December 29, 2006, 08:04:38 am
electrical wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 06:24

If you go to the dentist or the barber or any other trained professional, and he has to interrupt his work to tend to the candles, or if he has a candle steward doing it for him, you'd be pretty freaked out. Where does this candle impulse come from, and in what other profession does it get expressed?


Oh I dunno. Substitute 'Regis and Kelly' for 'candles" and you can imagine what I go through if I make the mistake of making a dentist appointment in the morning.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Barish on December 29, 2006, 09:49:23 am
Good point. I don't know. Candles make soot. They eventually mess up the moving parts of the whole gear.


We don't keep them around except for the power cuts -that we don't get very often around here anyways.


No, we don't put them on for our dead either.


I mean, our gear is far from being dead. Okay, some of them are from 70s and 80s and stuff but I just mixed a song the other day. They sounded pretty good to my ears.


And in our other line of work, the naked flame is a no-no anyway. The whole workshop is full of inflammable paints and solvents and all that.

Health and Safety regulations wouldn't allow us even if we wanted to blow ourselves up (we are muslims, right? Fire don't get on quite well with us in the same room. Anyway, I better keep it to myself.)


So naked light is pretty much out of our lives apart from an occasional barbecue and a puff that goes with it.


...and oh... also for the shrinking tubes that we use in cable management. But anyway.


Good to see you back, Mr Albini. I knew somehow I was right in my anticipations.


I hope you didn't tip over one of those candles while moving the piano. Or did you?

They get quite a lot of that power cut over there in California, I hear.

Quote:

This is about Mr Albini's grievence and he grieves the way he feels.


Yes, I acknowledge this and I apologise again.


B.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: originalrecorderman on December 31, 2006, 04:48:59 am
it's fine and dandy for teeth to be in a cold sterile environment to be worked on.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: mitgong on January 03, 2007, 12:59:51 pm
electrical wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 06:24

and in what other profession does it get expressed?


They're good for makin' sweet sweet love to your ol' lady.  Is there a profession one can build around that?
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Curve Dominant on January 03, 2007, 01:49:34 pm
Eric Greedy wrote on Sun, 31 December 2006 09:48

it's fine and dandy for teeth to be in a cold sterile environment to be worked on.


This is bringing to mind that Seinfeld episode when Jerry's dentist had Playboy and Penthouse magazines in the waiting room.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: RKrizman on January 04, 2007, 08:03:04 pm
You think he's still there working on the record?


Can't wait for the book to come out.

-R
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: originalrecorderman on January 05, 2007, 04:00:21 am
whatever. The Village is a pretty great studio. Lot's of great gear and vibe and some great classic albums throught it's almost 40 year history. Can't get a good sound there.. give up. Sure beats the hell out of a pro tools rig in a house.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: crazydoc on January 20, 2007, 02:48:07 am
electrical wrote

I went to Los Angeles to make a record...
...
...
Okay... Well, we'd better get that piano out of the way then...
...
...
Anyway, we moved the piano...
...
...

and then, and then...

along came Jones?
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: blaccard on January 24, 2007, 01:48:05 am
electrical wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 06:24


Seriously, what the fuck with the candles? Where does this candle impulse come from, and in what other profession does it get expressed?


Yoga / Recording studio...

I really don't spend much time on forums but this one hits home You see I've been saving up some money to purchase a 1000 sq Ft. Commercial condo, to turn my small part time project studio (located in my transmission shop) into a more permanant place.  It's a bitch having to move tool boxes around to record bands and put everything back in place so I can build transmissions the next morning.

Anyway, my wife is quite a busy yoga instructor. The other day she asked me if the live room could also be used for her yoga sessions and would I make sure that I can have sconces on the walls to hold "lead free" candles..

http://www.myspace.com/blaccard
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: sparklehorse on January 24, 2007, 01:22:16 pm
What's with the candle haters?  I love the vibe candles bring to the studio.

You all can't really be underplaying the value of creating an environment that the artist feels comfortable and creative in to get the best performance?
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: rankus on January 24, 2007, 06:25:06 pm


I'll occasionaly put out candles for female singers.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Ian Visible on January 26, 2007, 08:01:59 am
'Cause they've run out of puff from all that singing?
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Shaggy on January 29, 2007, 03:53:20 pm
electrical wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 06:24



Seriously, what the fuck with the candles? If you go to the dentist or the barber or any other trained professional, and he has to interrupt his work to tend to the candles, or if he has a candle steward doing it for him, you'd be pretty freaked out. Where does this candle impulse come from, and in what other profession does it get expressed?


I'm usually a lurker but I thought I'd chime in on a bit of a serious not (if I may).  I suppose some folks do it for the 'mood'.  Personally, I like natural light.  Bright lights tend to be murder on my eyes and I find the candles do best for lighting my cave and keeping me from getting a headache.  Yep.  I like very little light and the curtains closed.  The wife called me a hermit when we first met. Soon we'll have a house and I get to have a whole section of it to myself so that I can return to my cave.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Bryson on January 30, 2007, 07:08:20 am
electrical wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 03:24



Seriously, what the fuck with the candles? If you go to the dentist or the barber or any other trained professional, and he has to interrupt his work to tend to the candles, or if he has a candle steward doing it for him, you'd be pretty freaked out.


I'd be more freaked out if I went to the dentist and he had to interrupt his work to change a reel of 2 inch.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: amorris on January 30, 2007, 01:24:53 pm
we recorded the Nelson Twins in the 90's and they spent $5k on candles for about a month. every flat surface was lit and held a candle. truly amazing vibe. looked like a music video. a bitch to clean off the floor for months and years. there's problably still some in the corner the new tenants wonder about.

also, they put up these posters of the "budweiser" girls in bathing suits and on motorcycles and at first I was creeped out. I thought they were a little old for that......until the models from the posters came to hang out!
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: mastermind on February 05, 2007, 12:50:02 am
I'm not really big on candles myself... since this was started with a candle:

trev almost dies....

Made for an eventful night.. closest I've ever come to having my life flash before me. I was amazed by the number of calls to me the following day (when it ran on the news) how many people in the Chicago music community watch the news!

t

Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: neve1073 on February 05, 2007, 02:41:25 am
candle light is a much warmer and more musical light than that emitted from electric bulbs.  *)
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Samc on February 16, 2007, 05:22:47 pm
neve1073 wrote on Mon, 05 February 2007 07:41

candle light is a much warmer and more musical light than that emitted from electric bulbs.  *)

A more musical light?........
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Boopyloo on February 22, 2007, 09:34:10 am
imawomananddontdocandlecocaineromanticevenings
what is wrong with me
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Fox on February 22, 2007, 01:31:34 pm
hemorrhoids.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Boopyloo on February 22, 2007, 03:14:28 pm
try again
Title: Deleted
Post by: thinman on February 22, 2007, 11:27:03 pm
Post Deleted by thinman after reading pages 2-4. Sheesh.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: henchman on March 07, 2007, 01:37:23 am
Barish wrote on Wed, 27 December 2006 16:23

Whatever.

Call me an asshole if you like, but I'm still behind those words.

It is about understanding why we exist.

I have a certain understanding of why we exist as human beings, which explains why we have the "will" with a limited effect zone, as opposed to the rest of the existence that is known to us, which hasn't have the same "will" as us.

He doesn't.



Oh wow, so you're the great understander and thinker because you believe in God and Jesus.

Please, fuck off.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: dnafe on March 07, 2007, 02:18:53 pm
Barish wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 09:49


...and I apologise again.

B.


henchman wrote on Wed, 07 March 2007 01:37



Oh wow, so you're the great understander and thinker because you believe in God and Jesus.

Please, fuck off.



Take a pill Mr. Johnny-come-lately

Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: henchman on March 07, 2007, 10:19:53 pm
dnafe wrote on Wed, 07 March 2007 11:18

Barish wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 09:49


...and I apologise again.

B.


henchman wrote on Wed, 07 March 2007 01:37



Oh wow, so you're the great understander and thinker because you believe in God and Jesus.

Please, fuck off.



Take a pill Mr. Johnny-come-lately





Saying sorry after that kind of response isn't good enough.
Wife beaters apologize all the time too, after the fact.

Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Barish on March 08, 2007, 06:22:20 am
henchman wrote on Thu, 08 March 2007 03:19

Saying sorry after that kind of response isn't good enough.
Wife beaters apologize all the time too, after the fact.




Just been informed of this carry-on. I hadn't checked this forum since the last correspondence.

I could reply to this but I promised myself not to get into any further arguments over this subject on the net, and I am determined to keep it.

So I hope you understand my position and forgive me if I ignore you (and any other fellow who might like to take the same route with you).

Thanks.

M.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: dnafe on March 09, 2007, 05:46:26 pm
Barish wrote on Thu, 08 March 2007 06:22

henchman wrote on Thu, 08 March 2007 03:19

Saying sorry after that kind of response isn't good enough.
Wife beaters apologize all the time too, after the fact.




Just been informed of this carry-on. I hadn't checked this forum since the last correspondence.

I could reply to this but I promised myself not to get into any further arguments over this subject on the net, and I am determined to keep it.

So I hope you understand my position and forgive me if I ignore you (and any other fellow who might like to take the same route with you).

Thanks.

M.


Way to lay low B!

Thumbs Up

As for you Mr. Johnny-come-lately

Try to stay current otherwise people might think you're trolling

Thumbs Down
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: lucey on March 18, 2007, 01:57:52 am
I went to this thread to read about a record ...



yikes.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: mgod on April 05, 2007, 12:22:59 pm
electrical wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 03:24

Seriously, what the fuck with the candles? If you go to the dentist or the barber or any other trained professional, and he has to interrupt his work to tend to the candles, or if he has a candle steward doing it for him, you'd be pretty freaked out. Where does this candle impulse come from, and in what other profession does it get expressed?

Churches?

OK - this thread is now complete!! Recording to candles to religion, all tied up!!

DS
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Antman on April 14, 2007, 09:26:54 am
Well I like to mix in low light because as I see less it's easier to hear more. I suspect candle light has a similar affect. Also might help make the studio seem a friendly place for those who find themselves intimidated by it.

*shrugs*
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Rob Darling on May 14, 2007, 02:47:44 am
electrical wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 11:24


Seriously, what the fuck with the candles? If you go to the dentist or the barber or any other trained professional, and he has to interrupt his work to tend to the candles, or if he has a candle steward doing it for him, you'd be pretty freaked out. Where does this candle impulse come from, and in what other profession does it get expressed?



So, I went to the midwest to make a record.  There was a lot of bad carpet and cheap wood and everyone wore over-practical shoes, old shirts, and bulky glasses in what I felt to be way too much expression of things I never understood even when college rock was new and relevant.

Relax, it's just some candles, and, for Christ's sake, it's L.A.

And it's not the Studio's fault some knucklehead didn't know what kind of questions to ask booked a useless room.  Sounds like it's a mix room that has a small overdub booth to give it a little extra flexibility.  They make those, you know.  

Not every record is two guitars, a bass, and drums.  There are, in fact, other modes of expression in the world.  And they make tools for rendering those other modes of expression.

So, back to the story...

ps. I'm not even from L.A.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: CHANCE on May 19, 2007, 08:31:52 pm
Did someone get hurt moving the piano ???
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: Curve Dominant on May 20, 2007, 01:20:15 am
CHANCE wrote on Sun, 20 May 2007 01:31

Did someone get hurt moving the piano ???


$20 says SA got hurt WATCHING somebody move the piano.
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: CHANCE on May 23, 2007, 08:18:13 pm
Well,, I see Steve's name has been removed. Maybe someone stole the piano along with Steve?
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: The Octopus on July 06, 2007, 04:51:45 pm
robdarling@mail.com wrote on Mon, 14 May 2007 02:47

electrical wrote on Fri, 29 December 2006 11:24


Seriously, what the fuck with the candles? If you go to the dentist or the barber or any other trained professional, and he has to interrupt his work to tend to the candles, or if he has a candle steward doing it for him, you'd be pretty freaked out. Where does this candle impulse come from, and in what other profession does it get expressed?



So, I went to the midwest to make a record.  There was a lot of bad carpet and cheap wood and everyone wore over-practical shoes, old shirts, and bulky glasses in what I felt to be way too much expression of things I never understood even when college rock was new and relevant.

Relax, it's just some candles, and, for Christ's sake, it's L.A.

And it's not the Studio's fault some knucklehead didn't know what kind of questions to ask booked a useless room.  Sounds like it's a mix room that has a small overdub booth to give it a little extra flexibility.  They make those, you know.  

Not every record is two guitars, a bass, and drums.  There are, in fact, other modes of expression in the world.  And they make tools for rendering those other modes of expression.

So, back to the story...

ps. I'm not even from L.A.




Rob, why you always gotta be hatin' on my boy?



jeremy
Title: Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
Post by: RSettee on July 09, 2007, 02:07:02 am
Curve Dominant wrote on Sun, 20 May 2007 00:20

CHANCE wrote on Sun, 20 May 2007 01:31

Did someone get hurt moving the piano ???


$20 says SA got hurt WATCHING somebody move the piano.


Hahaaaaaa.