ask a pro.....

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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by djadonis206 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:10 am

funken wrote:Got told by an employment expert last week to officially classify myself as disabled. So much for listening to the job centre.
No wonder you're more afraid of corporations than the government, they might give you a job and make you work :lol:

I guess when you're on the dole the council is your best friend...

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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by pencilrocket » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:36 am

I skimmed this thread, then the first featured pro is going to be Funken? I might be wrong.
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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by sparklepuff » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:41 am

What was the most awesome way your computer failed you at a gig.
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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by mrobare » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:21 pm

I got one.

Did you read the manual?


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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by ian_halsall » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:23 pm

Ask them what type of underpants they wear.

And whether they think that has had any bearing on their success.

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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by saxon2000 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:44 am

I would ask them about how much of their music is hardware (keyboards, mics, hard-wired effect racks) and how much is the Ableton software.

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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by synnack » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:52 pm

Assuming they switched TO Ableton Live from something else: If they had to only pick 1 feature that made them switch what was it?

I would assume Session View but there's so many good answers. For me, it's the ability to preview clips/tracks/songs in the browser with your current song, and if it works, just drag and drop right in.
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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by Tone Deft » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:41 pm

which do they care about more?
- girls asking who wrote that banger?
- living solely from the moeny you made from your music?
- hearing a tune you just made and finding yourself playing it over and over, grinning ear to ear.


ask them what they'd like to ask other producers.

if they could bang any chick in all of history, who would it be?

what tool do they wish someone would get off their ass and invent?

what advice would they give a kid who's just starting out, hasn't made a song yet but is looking forward to headlining Coachella?

who's making the best music these days?

when was the best music coming out?

do they think less of a vocalist that uses autotune?

are the Black Eyed Peas sellouts or industry geniuses redefining the artists' side of the music industry?

if you had one decision to change, what would it be? what was your biggest mistake coming up in the industry?

have you or will you check out funken's web site?

does music theory knowledge matter?

can you share one trick with the readers that you wish you'd known earlier?

beer, wine or liquor?

I'm not wearing pants. this isn't a question I just thought you should know.
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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by ian_halsall » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:29 pm

still think my underpants question was very succinct

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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by ian_halsall » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:36 pm

sublimely whitty questioning

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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by cpyatak » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:04 pm

Please ask them how they make that sick wobble bass sound.

And how I can sound more like this: youtube/blahblahblah

And why does Dubstep suck SOOOO much?
:twisted:

Ok, nuff of that. For reals now.

When did they decide to take the plunge, quit their day job and go "pro?" Did it involve being independently wealthy or lots of savings? How did they save AND buy gear when they weren't pro?

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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by Tarekith » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:51 pm

Nice interview, thanks!

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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by c33 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:19 pm

Great interview!

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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by cpyatak » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:44 pm

Thanks Funken. I really enjoyed the interview!

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Re: ask a pro.....

Post by ttilberg » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:54 pm

Well Done Funken! Thank you for sharing.
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