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Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by beyond dead, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. beyond dead

    beyond dead heavy metal dad \m/

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    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?


    :Smokedev:
     
  2. Tommy Evans

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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.
     
  3. beyond dead

    beyond dead heavy metal dad \m/

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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"
     
  4. beyond dead

    beyond dead heavy metal dad \m/

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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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    Food is always a good idea. ESPECIALLY when procrastinating.
     
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    RedDog Humanoid typhoon

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    Red Bull is your friend. Also, when you can't take it anymore, you can always fap.
     
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    Smoke ciggies, focus. It's not that hard.
     
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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 :Smokedev:
     
  9. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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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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    *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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    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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    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. :devil:
     
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    You edge? Me too! :danceboy:
    Glad I'm not the only one on this forum!
     
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    GearMan2point0 Musician/Engineer

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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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    this one is perfect for you...
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    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

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    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.
     
  20. C_F_H_13

    C_F_H_13 Protools Guru

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    Yeah I'm watching the wire for the 3rd time in a year right now.
    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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