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Old 23rd September 2002
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Related Topic...Guests in the Studio?

All other things aside...how about guests in the studio? I've played on CDs in which there were 5-6 guests, all gathered around the fridge, and when they saw that the record light was off, ran into the live room to offer their opinions, get a soda, whatever...

I usually don't allow more than 2 other people in the room, unless there are some VERY extenuating circumstances...room is an issue, as is distraction....

Thoughts?
Old 23rd September 2002
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Only the dealers and the fluffers

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Old 23rd September 2002
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depends on what's going on at the time.
Lead vocals: nobody in the control room, not even the assistant, just the singer and me.
Overdubs: the band is usually hanging around, except for critical times (artist can't get the part right etc.) then it's back to me and him/her.
Mix: just me mosty of the day and then a couple of key band members towards the end of the mix would be the ideal situation.
Some recording requires party feel and people in the studio, all good as long as it's under control. I really don't want to hear opinions from people NOT directly involved in the project, or from people that are not there for the full duration of the project (managers especially), because sometimes it might seem weird to outside people how specific situations are handled and they don't get the big picture.
In general anything that HELPS the session is welcome, girlfriends/wifes are usually not.heh
Old 23rd September 2002
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Holy sweet jesus please no girlfriends/boyfriends wives/husbands in the studio during recording sessions......

Anything else yes as long as they keep their mouth shut and have a DIRECT interest in being there during the sessions.

A&R's are bad voodoo ... not allowed either ....


I agree with Michael. Lead vocals .... either me and the singer or when I play engineer (it sometimes happens that all I'm asked to to is push record + play...) , the producer, me and the singer ONLY.

for overdubs .... well .... like you said .... they usually hang around.
Old 24th September 2002
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Ditto - No girlfriends/boyfriends wives/husbands in the studio during recording sessions......

They are more than welcome to 'pick up' their partners at the end of the day and perhps catch a bit of playback, have a quick look round..

Managers - for no more than an hour,

I like to have a band member 'that cares' with me when doing vocals, the rest really have to shut up or get out.

- Here's another related thing. For meetings with bands visiting the studio, I wont start till they are ALL present, If 2 turn up, and 2 others are missing, the first two are sent to the pub down the road to wait for the rest. Happened today, I was having a day of adding / SoundReplacing Kick Snare & rim samples on 6 tunes of 2 different acts.. My intern & an engineer were using 2 mac's one a Mix + one an MBox - two guys turned up minus the 3rd band member (running late) - sent em to the pub, AND CARRIED ON WORKING till the late guy finally showed up. Sheer bliss! If there is a manager it's their job to set an assenbly point for his charges..

Old 24th September 2002
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I don't mind guests if they aren't too loud and don't "get in the way." My new room doesn't have a lounge, so they need to be in the CR with me. Hopefully the landlord will actually do the basement as he claims, then I'll have a lounge...
Old 24th September 2002
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I encourage as many people to come to the studio as possible. Couple reason why: #1, people help make the artists wanna show off & do good. #2, a lot of people that come by are great for networking, #3, I like to hit on attractive "free" girls that show up, #4, I tell them to pick my up something on the way for me, saving a runner the trip, #5, I like people.

Now, I'm stern. If any of these yokels start making suggestions, getting the the way, etc... I straight up kick them out as polite and firm as possible. I'll turn "bouncer" in a second if anyone pisses off me or eff's up the session's productivity. Sometimes, I actually enjoy it. But in my experience, A&R people are worse than Boyfriends/Girlfriends are.
Old 25th September 2002
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What Michael and e-cue said.

People can be great, and they can be a nuisance. The former are nice to have around, the latter go out to the lounge.
Old 25th September 2002
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Since the world is our studio at Aura Sonic Ltd...

And most of the time, the bands we record and/or broadcast perform in front of live audiences. We really need a full house of "guests". They help with the applause track and stuff. heh heh

During "studio style" recording sessions, I agree with Michael, e-cue & jon. But one important thing, no guests during solo vocal sessions. One on one with the singer is the best way for me, unless there's a producer (arranger, etc.) present.

If applicable, and the producer is cool with the punch ins, I encourage them to do the task themselves, so they can connect with the singer and stuff. One on one, baby.

Quote:
Originally posted by jon
What Michael and e-cue said.

People can be great, and they can be a nuisance. The former are nice to have around, the latter go out to the lounge.
Old 25th September 2002
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but there is nothing like a group[ie] of girls for vox sessions that put some cock into the singers delivery.
Old 25th September 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by alphajerk
but there is nothing like a group[ie] of girls for vox sessions that put some cock into the singers delivery.
Put what where? I think you got that backwards heh
Old 25th September 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by mwagener


Put what where? I think you got that backwards heh
..Or maybe a group(ie) of boys for the girl singer's delivery. heh
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