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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby blinddrew » Tue May 26, 2020 10:07 am

Should've gone to Barnard Castle.
Er, I mean, Specsavers.
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue May 26, 2020 10:30 am

No sorry, this thread has become far too interesting..... MODDDDSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Folderol » Tue May 26, 2020 10:55 am

This thread is getting dangerously close to being interesting :crazy:
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Studio Support Gnome » Tue May 26, 2020 3:47 pm

I may have missed it , but I would think "Clients and /or Musicians, Plus tea making unpaid intern" would be high on the list ??
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby blinddrew » Tue May 26, 2020 5:37 pm

Studio Support Gnome wrote:Clients and /or Musicians
True; they're rarely as interesting as they think they are... ;)
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby jaminem » Wed May 27, 2020 9:11 am

There's more...

Guitar Tuner
Gaffa tape
Assorted mic stand extensions/drop arms/clips and that
Glasses cleaning cloth
Robot toy
Dog treats

Booze.

Torch and tape measure already taken but seconded with a vengance
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby BillB » Wed May 27, 2020 9:43 am

jaminem wrote:Glasses cleaning cloth
Robot toy
Dog treats
Booze

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Dog not allowed in my 'studio' (hairy mutley). She mopes on the landing instead.
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby mac.churchmouse » Wed May 27, 2020 10:53 am

A very useful boring device I bought for next to nixt (someone recommended it in another thread) is a mirror/led light combo on the end of a telescopic arm (the kind that looks like a 50/60s car radio aerial).
Used originally by mechanics to find lost screws, dropped spanners, and the like in the darkened bowels of an engine, it works superbly to identify I/Os and the like at the back of rack cases, behind synths and so forth without having to stress the back or hernia moving them.
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby jaminem » Wed May 27, 2020 11:33 am

BillB wrote:
jaminem wrote:Glasses cleaning cloth
Robot toy
Dog treats
Booze

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Dog not allowed in my 'studio' (hairy mutley). She mopes on the landing instead.

you miserable bugger :lolno:
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed May 27, 2020 12:23 pm

One dog banned only during recording. Anything flute or sine wave-like meant instant howling singalong. Amusing the first few years, not so much when the deadline clock is ticking.
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed May 27, 2020 12:25 pm

I also get the impression that those of you who know Sam seem to think he is not always like the person in the video. Coulda fooled me - :mrgreen:
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed May 27, 2020 3:33 pm

mac.churchmouse wrote:A very useful boring device I bought for next to nixt (someone recommended it in another thread) is a mirror/led light combo on the end of a telescopic arm (the kind that looks like a 50/60s car radio aerial).

That sounds really useful (boring as all heck but that's kind of the point, isn't it?). Do they have a name so's I can search one out for myself?

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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby The Elf » Wed May 27, 2020 3:54 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:
mac.churchmouse wrote:A very useful boring device I bought for next to nixt (someone recommended it in another thread) is a mirror/led light combo on the end of a telescopic arm (the kind that looks like a 50/60s car radio aerial).
That sounds really useful (boring as all heck but that's kind of the point, isn't it?). Do they have a name so's I can search one out for myself?
Got one for myself at an indoor market in Mablethorpe. If all else fails that's the kind of place that will have them!
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby The Elf » Wed May 27, 2020 3:57 pm

I thought of another item that's in constant use here... one of those grabby-pincer on a stick things. It's so useful for getting that plectrum from behind the racks. Useful for reaching the curtains behind the keyboard stand too!
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Forum Admin » Wed May 27, 2020 4:26 pm

The Elf wrote:I thought of another item that's in constant use here... one of those grabby-pincer on a stick things.

You mean one of these?
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