#1
Okay, so my band Days of Atonement is currently recording our first full length and our engineer is such a stoner and is super lazy and we only record mabye once a week. We wanted to get together twice a week to work on songs. We are deciding to leave and go to another studio but the lazy one is not letting us take the pro tools tracks and we pay him by the song and already have 4 of 10 songs done! and paid btw. Is there an easy way to get out of this with the tracks? I was thinking of just telling him i bought pro tools and getting the tracks that way. He refuses to give us the tracks if we take them somewhere else. Which is bullshit. We paid for those tracks.
#3
Claim Intellectual Property Rights.
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#4
Complain to the owner of the actual studio, rather than the engineer himself.
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#6
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Tell him you'll give him a bag of weed if he takes you seriously.

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#8
Sue his ass
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#9
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Wait for him to go on a toilet break, slip in a USB Stick, quickly copy em over.

"Quickly"...have you ever tried to copy pro tools tracks over to a usb drive? They take ages, coz it's a bugger load of audio.....
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#11
If you even mention the word Lawyer, if he has any amount of logic he'll realize its not worth going to court over... You'll get the tracks instantly.
Not to mention the police might get involved and his stoner habits will surely not cast a favorable light upon him haha.
#13
If you've payed for the tracks you've payed for the tracks... They're yours, just tell him you want them and you've payed for them so he has absolutely no claim to withhold them from you. If he doesn't give them to you then,

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Lawyer. See one.


do this. A letter from a solicitor should make him cack himself and hand over the tracks.
Assuming you're not on a huge income, you may be elligable for legal aid - http://www.legalaid.ab.ca/Pages/default.aspx
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#15
these suggestions are so dull, not one person has mentioned a ninja so far.
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#16
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these suggestions are so dull, not one person has mentioned a ninja so far.

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#17
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these suggestions are so dull, not one person has mentioned a ninja so far.


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#18
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these suggestions are so dull, not one person has mentioned a ninja so far.

Because ninja would make it too easy, sometimes us mere mortals need to challenge ourselves and let the ninjas take a break
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#21
Get organized.

Go through the process of educating yourself on the legal aspects of the case, and actually call a lawyer (consultation should be free, if not, call another one.)

Take the time to put together a legitimate looking/sounding case and then confront the guy about it.

Shouldn't take but a couple hours to put that together. Stick it in a manila envelope, bring a pen, and have a cell phone ready to "call the lawyer" if he refuses to cooperate.

Usually once someone realizes you don't have your head up your ass they back down because dealing with an organized, take-charge person who does their research is not worth it.
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#22
forgot to mention that is the owner of this studio. i am just gonna swindle the tracks cause my band got invited to the metal alberta awards show so i am gonna tell him i bought pro tools and want to mess a little bit on there. hopefully that works then just **** off to another studio lol. but if not the B and E sounds way better!
#23
Shit, sorry bro.

Sounds like it might get scary. I would definitely not recommend B&E, but if he is a druggy, then taking advantage of his getting/being high is certainly fair game.
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#25
There's always the tire iron...
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#26
Just pay him for the completed tracks and dip, then go finish recording elsewhere.... this guy is working for you so I don't know why you are letting him decide who keeps the music...
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#27
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i am gonna tell him i bought pro tools and want to mess a little bit on there. hopefully that works then just **** off to another studio lol. but if not the B and E sounds way better!


Yeah, forget all the suggestions to build a solid case and take proper legal action.
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#29
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just call some vikings over to have a little "chat" with him

*vikings, very lame*

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#32
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forgot to mention that is the owner of this studio. i am just gonna swindle the tracks cause my band got invited to the metal alberta awards show so i am gonna tell him i bought pro tools and want to mess a little bit on there. hopefully that works then just **** off to another studio lol. but if not the B and E sounds way better!

Both terrible ideas. Why would you ask a question and then ignore the advice you're given?

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#33
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forgot to mention that is the owner of this studio. i am just gonna swindle the tracks cause my band got invited to the metal alberta awards show so i am gonna tell him i bought pro tools and want to mess a little bit on there. hopefully that works then just **** off to another studio lol. but if not the B and E sounds way better!


Wait, what!?

You have the deck stacked in your favor. Don't fuck it up. Lawyer is the best way to go; even just mentioning that you'll go to a lawyer will likely work.

Hell, offering him weed in exchange for the tracks is better than you're thinking.
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#34
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....I mean, yeah, cool pirate bro

What does this have to do with Avatar? That's Shanks from One Piece.
#35
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What does this have to do with Avatar? That's Shanks from One Piece.

....
I know nothing about anime, if it is not obvious.
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#36
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....
I know nothing about anime, if it is not obvious.

Avatar's not technically anime. It might as well be, though, since it's better than a lot of real anime.
#37
Did you sign a contract before recording? If no, then be smarter. If yes, sue his ass.
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#39
Sad but true, TS, recording engineers along with sound engineers and any other kind of not-real engineers are bad, bad people.
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#40
I also have a recording engineer called Richard
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