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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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looking for tom editing tips

I'm editing drums for a song where the drummer does this tribal beat on the toms for like 5 fucking minutes. It is SO much fun, you guys don't understand! lol Did I mention there is lots of cymbal bleed and I replace drums in the piano roll by hand?

Anyways, I'm not looking for any advice on what methods to use, or how to get a good sound. I need to know how you dudes deal with the annoyance of doing extremely monotonous shit for very little money haha. I've been smoking a shit load of weed and swearing under my breath, and being extremely sarcastic which seems to be working a bit. Am I doing it right?


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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ahahaha nice. I'd take many breaks. If it really is five monotonous minutes I'd knock out every one minute or minute and a half and go snack on something haha.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe I will write a tutorial on how to do monotonous shit for very little pay without being admitted to the loony bin lol. the first part will be called "sarcasm: how to attempt to make it seem like you care when you don't give a fuck"
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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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"Ahahaha nice. I'd take many breaks. If it really is five monotonous minutes I'd knock out every one minute or minute and a half and go snack on something haha."

FOOD! what a good idea!
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Old February 11th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Food is always a good idea. ESPECIALLY when procrastinating.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Smoke ciggies, focus. It's not that hard.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Smoke ciggies, focus. It's not that hard.
take up smoking cigs? not the best of advice i must say. weed is your friend OP.

oh and drumagog basic is only 90 USD. probably the best $90 you'll ever spend! and you'll have cash leftover for more of the green
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Watch movies/TV shows. In 2010, it took the entire Battlestar Galactica saga to get me through a single album.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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take up smoking cigs? not the best of advice i must say. weed is your friend OP.

oh and drumagog basic is only 90 USD. probably the best $90 you'll ever spend! and you'll have cash leftover for more of the green
*enters edge kid*

Or just don't smoke anything! hahaha
Just pace yourself, eat some snacks, have music, TV, ect. playing in the background.
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Watch movies/TV shows. In 2010, it took the entire Battlestar Galactica saga to get me through a single album.

This. I inevitably end up watching all of Arrested Development and Spaced at least 4 times a year. Music, tv, or movies will get you through drum editing without losing your mind.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Food is your friend. As someone said above me, fapping is when food fails you. When all else has failed me, I go and have a nice cigar.
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*enters edge kid*

Or just don't smoke anything! hahaha
Just pace yourself, eat some snacks, have music, TV, ect. playing in the background.
You edge? Me too!
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I like all that has been mentioned above, all are great coping methods. ......sigh.... weeeeeed =D
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Don't you guys worry that you're going to fuck something up if you're watching/listening to TV shows while editing?
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Or just don't smoke anything! hahaha
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this one is perfect for you...
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Re: looking for tom editing tips

I usually put on a podcast or some music (most of the time it's the home recording show) and edit away. When I'm unsure about a part or have been at it for long, I pause the podcast, listen to what I've done, then continue.
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Nope - as long as I'm not watching something that has a lot of music in it (musicals, Disney movies, listening to actual music, etc...) I find that the dialogue doesn't interfere with my ability to hear what I'm doing.

I also spot-check with headphones before consolidating edits, regardless of what I was watching (if anything) while editing.
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Nope - as long as I'm not watching something that has a lot of music in it (musicals, Disney movies, listening to actual music, etc...) I find that the dialogue doesn't interfere with my ability to hear what I'm doing.

I also spot-check with headphones before consolidating edits, regardless of what I was watching (if anything) while editing.
Yeah for me I basically edit with my eyes then take a minute to gather myself, then use headphones to check my edits after the fact.
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I ingest a dangerous amount of caffeine. I've also found a way to edit in PT that only requires me to use the keyboard, so I just pretend I'm training to play Star Craft or something and see how many bars I can edit a minute / hour.

That and a lot of breaks and something to punch.
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