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Pro Tools and Digital Performer at Electrical

Postby greg on Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:58 pm

So we got pro tools
We have been borrowing or renting PT rigs too much in the past couple of years. At this point, for a commercial studio, it is as important to have as a piano. I am, for the most part, still recording to tape. About half of my sessions lately have had some part of it touch pro tools though.
Steve won't be recording with it. So don't ask him about it.
Most of the PT sessions we have had were with freelance engineers/producers. We want to make their lives easier.
See you in the future....
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Postby greg on Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:01 pm

P.S. The sky is not falling.
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Postby zom-zom on Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:05 pm

It's a good business decision.
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Postby Benny on Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:20 pm

LOVE the first-person-shooter screenshot.
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Postby steve on Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:53 pm

Yeah fuck. This is such bullshit.

So, what of it? Like what? Come on, like what?

This is such bullshit. I mean come on.
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Postby mackro on Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:04 pm

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Postby Robert G on Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:15 pm

Fuck, and I was hoping you guys would be a Pro Tools-free haven I could be an intern at when I graduate.
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Postby Jeremy on Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:12 pm

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Postby Colonel Panic on Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:38 pm

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Postby lemur68 on Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:44 pm

mackro wrote:Image


10.26 NEVAR 4GET
big_dave wrote:This is just about finding a dorky selfie on his blogspot?

Jesus, this is the Space Ace by Don Bluth of internet intrigue.
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Postby kearnsalot on Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:04 pm

Well as long as it gets you more business and helps more bands get recorded that's great.

But pro-tools is gh3yzors. There, I said it.
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Postby stewie on Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:05 pm

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Postby caix on Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:39 pm

steve wrote:Yeah fuck. This is such bullshit.

So, what of it? Like what? Come on, like what?

This is such bullshit. I mean come on.


yeah, i mean come on. first this week, we see steve hanging out with his new bffs joe shanahan and kanye west. now he's got his first pro tools rig. what's going on steve? i mean come on. next thing you know, your gonna be making your interns (who will have hot boobs, btw) throw down antes for you, if you're not not too busy bossing them around to bring those the big deal contracts over for you to sign.

how the mighty have fallen.
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Postby beloveless on Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:42 pm

Mackie Tracktion?

Half Joke, Half real suggestion.

I use it, very straightforward, I'll bet Steve could learn to use it in ten minutes (no shit). It's cheap as hell and you could export the .wavs to Protools. A digital option that won't frustrate the living shit out of everyone.
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Postby greg on Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:51 pm

What do you say Steve? Do you want to get Tracktion?
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Postby BClark on Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:02 pm

i think pro tools (the LE or digi systems) is really cool for people like me who can't afford/manage/maintain tape machines for a home recording setup.

but i'd be really upset if i came to some professional studio that only operated pro tools, no tape. like, damn, i guess dynamic range is cool and all, but in the past year, the classes i've taken involving digital logic have really convinced me that tape/analog is the "ideal" for capturing a continuum of sound. especially if it's going to get digitized at some point anyway.

i mean, with digital, there is no "continuum", only sample rates. which is a chaotic world.

many times over the past few years, on message boards, i will be in a thread involving an album where people post reviews/opinions, and i come across the cynical statement "i smell pro tools"... there's a good justification for that cynicism, beyond the technical details of digital recording: pro tools is conducive to a shady workflow.

needless to say, this has all been said many times on these boards. just thought i'd post this in light of electrical's acquisition of a PT system. regarding electrical, as long as they're not "switching" to pro tools, just adding the system, it can't do harm. they get to preserve the integrity of their best recordings (by using tape) and at the same time get pro tools for customers who are into that kind of thing.
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Postby Mark Lansing on Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:14 pm

steve wrote:Yeah fuck. This is such bullshit.

So, what of it? Like what? Come on, like what?

This is such bullshit. I mean come on.


With all due respect, if it's such bullshit, why did you buy the thing? I mean, you do run the place, right?

Hey, if people are going to ask for it, you might as well have it. Recording is a service industry, and it's not like you have to throw out the tape machines to let it in the door.
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Postby newberry on Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:14 pm

stewie wrote:Image



Well played.
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Postby beloveless on Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:17 pm

I don't see any conflict or anything to be upset about. Electrical is an artistic AND a business endeavor. Adding Protools as an option only makes Electrical a more comprehensive and competitive studio. The spirit and ethic of Electrical are not eliminated or weakened by the presence of Protools.
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Postby Redline on Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:20 pm

Wow. Tonight Steve may even drink a beer.
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