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Old 04-16-2021, 09:32 AM
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Doing my first session in a pro studio next week.
I don’t want to name drop, but if I did, you guys would all know what it is. Looking for lunch ideas that are both healthy, cool, inspiring and that pro musicians will respect. Please keep in mind that this is a budget conscious session and there are nine musicians to feed. Also, we’re trying to knock out a full length in a day so the meals should be able to be consumed in under fifteen minutes.
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:00 AM
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So you're going to try to force your A list artists to shove a cheap quick meal down their throats in 15 minutes during a long full day recoding session?

Might not work out so well.
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Old 04-16-2021, 10:27 AM
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Ok. How much time do you usually allot to shove food down peoples throats?
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:12 AM
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Ok. How much time do you usually allot to shove food down peoples throats?
I usually give 90minutes
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Old 04-16-2021, 12:17 PM
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Ok. How much time do you usually allot to shove food down peoples throats?
In my world (professional live production and recording), an hour is the normal amount of time for a meal.

90 minutes would not be uncalled for. Long whole day recording sessions are stressful days. And people need a bit of down time. Your engineer will probably need time to back up the session and prep for any changes in the afternoon.

Also, don't forget that in the age of COVID, you need to be extra cautious about cleaning and sanitizing your gear; mics, instruments, consoles, music stands, chairs...anything that people come in contact with. That all take extra time also.
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Old 04-16-2021, 05:06 PM
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90 minutes would not be uncalled for. Long whole day recording sessions are stressful days. And people need a bit of down time. Your engineer will probably need time to back up the session and prep for any changes in the afternoon.
When does the engineer get to eat?


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Old 04-16-2021, 06:04 PM
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When does the engineer get to eat?
"We'll eat when we're dead."
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:30 AM
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In my world (professional live production and recording), an hour is the normal amount of time for a meal.

90 minutes would not be uncalled for. Long whole day recording sessions are stressful days. And people need a bit of down time. Your engineer will probably need time to back up the session and prep for any changes in the afternoon.

Also, don't forget that in the age of COVID, you need to be extra cautious about cleaning and sanitizing your gear; mics, instruments, consoles, music stands, chairs...anything that people come in contact with. That all take extra time also.
To add to this (I'm not being facetious) but if people wolf down food real quick they'll be swallowing a lot of air. That air has to come out some way and that usually means a lot of belching. And that would spread all manner of stuff into the air. Not to mention all the re-takes you'd need to do and the work the engineer would have to go through in cleaning up the audio.
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Just a weird suggestion, how about asking the artists what they want to eat or are used to eat? I am usually asked what is my preferecne instead of just getting a pepperoni pizza or kebab with fries.
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:12 AM
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Something easy to eat and not too heavy that will make everyone sleepy.

Assortment of sandwiches, meat and veggie, and a couple of salad options are generally a safe bet and can be individually wrapped for Covid safety.

If you’re only allowing 15 minutes for people to eat, you’re gonna have a lot of cranky people in your session. Let people have a decent break. They’re there to be productive. Let them chew and digest the lunch. Also with 9 musicians, it’s gonna take at least 10-20 minutes for all of them just get the food on their plates unless you’re throwing it at them.
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