If I see these words, I immediatly lose interest...

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If I see these words, I immediatly lose interest...

Post by dr.ona » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:50 pm

For some reason If I see the following words...
"Fresh"
"West Coast Style"
"Sick Beats"
"Slammin"
advertised for a studio and or production work, it makes me think of a "Quick fix" or "Follow the current trend" in music.

I don't know...maybe it's cause I'm stuck at work on a Friday night and I need something to bitch about...
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Post by locosoundman » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:34 am

Terms used describing gear:

Warm, punchy, and my latest favourite: "musical"

I mean, what exactly is a musical EQ? Does it play the kzoo? Can it carry a tune? Do counterpoint? What?

Ah, ambiguous adjectives - where would marketing departments be without them?
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Post by junomat » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:40 am

"warm"
"studio quality"

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:35 am

"Pro" and "Professional"
I know, I know, there's a certain Digidesign product that has this as part of its name, but you gotta admit, "Pro Tools" is kinda dumb-sounding. Its like naming an LCD Television the "Clarity Box", or a pair of shoes "Walking Biscuits", or a car the "Fast Jalopy". Its a great product and works like a dream, but Sonic Solutions was a better moniker, IMHO.
And the Mac Book Pro? I guess its better than the Mac Book 'Spensive. But would it have killed them to name it the Mac Book Plus?
Plus, Pro Tools and Apple aside, there are a lot of low-end products with "Pro" as a part of their name. For example, I doubt a lot of studios are billing hours using the Fast Trak Pro. Its a $200 interface, for heavens sake. "Pro"? There are a lot of project studios using this product, and I'm sure there are some good songs that have seen life because of it. That's a good thing and all, but the Fast Trak Pro not the first choice of someone who is making their living recording.
Here's a list of culprits as found by Sweetwater's internal search engine:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/search. ... pular&pn=1
The only other exception I could find (at least in the first 5 pages) was the Muse Research Receptor Pro. Receptor Pro sounds a lot less like one of Voltron's adversaries than Receptor, so Muse gets a pass. I guess.
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Post by sears » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:32 pm

when describing music..

melodic
emotional
pocket

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Post by AstroDan » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:44 pm

I was talking to this guy about his awesome Ibanez pointy head stocked guitar, and he kept describing it as "filthy". I wanted to strike him, but he was a lot bigger than myself - and he did have that guitar.
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Post by joel hamilton » Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:02 pm

Vibe.
verse 2 development.
phat.
warm.
dirty.
broke.

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Post by rwc » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:23 pm

development. management, promotion, package, deal

actually not one of those words but rather when some huszla walks in on unsuspecting 'artists', stringing buzzwords together, giving out business cards. shameless self promoters.
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Post by cgarges » Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:22 pm

Any sort of computer statistics.

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Post by RefD » Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:58 pm

frequent mentions of what they will categorically refuse to do.

talking about ProTools as if it is The One True Way and A Gift From The Gods.

copious name-dropping.
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Post by dubsymmetry » Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:00 am

flat.
neutral.

blue leds.

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Post by CraigS63 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:50 am

Class A.
Analog (worse: analogue).
Old school.
Mojo.

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Post by kayagum » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:14 am

vintage

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Post by thecheat » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:02 am

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:25 am

dubsymmetry wrote:blue leds.
i had to put a piece of electrical tape over the one on my benchmark DAC it`s so damn bright.

i don`t like the term "colored".

my new boss at my day job speaks, totally earnestly, about promoting "synergy". and she makes the gesture with her hands when she says it. you know the one. i had to bite my lip to keep from laughing.

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