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edmodo23
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#1
There is a local deathcore band of freshmen and 8th graders who recently heard about my recording equipment and are now going to pay me 20 bucks per hour to record their "full length album." My equipment isnt really top notch, but I am very tempted to rip them off very badly if I go through with this. I mean, it's what they want, right? What do you guys think? Should I take advantage of some 14 and 15 year olds who dont know anything to make hundreds of dollars?
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#5
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Should I take advantage of some 14 and 15 year olds who dont know anything to make hundreds of dollars?

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#8
Make sure they know that they what they are getting. If they're ok paying $20/hour to make a cheap demo.

I feel sorry for having to sit through all of that.
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edmodo23
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#9
Guitarist just sent me a video of him playing one of their songs. Its not even deathcore, it's just generic AskingAlexandria-core. Now I am for sure going to rip them off. This is just way too easy for me to back out of..
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#10
You should. That way, if the find out, they'll beat you to a pulp like you deserve for being an immoral dick.
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#11
I wouldn't, but A I'm nice, and B I really wouldn't want to put up with them.

If they were any good I might actually try to help them out, but then again I wouldn't know a good deathcore band from a bad one.
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#12
You never showed me your songs
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edmodo23
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Quote by Joshua Garcia
You should. That way, if the find out, they'll beat you to a pulp like you deserve for being an immoral dick.

Who are you calling an immoral dick? I'd say YOU'RE the immoral dick, after seeing some of the shit you post around this joint
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You never showed me your songs

I need to find my flash drive still. I know its around here. I'll post them when I get the time
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8th graders that are 14 and 15? I was 13 in eighth grade...
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8th graders that are 14 and 15? I was 13 in eighth grade...

Everyone I know turned 14 in 8th grade
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edmodo23
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8th graders that are 14 and 15? I was 13 in eighth grade...

So was I. I started 8th grade 13 and then turned 14 later in the year.
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Who are you calling an immoral dick? I'd say YOU'RE the immoral dick, after seeing some of the shit you post around this joint

I give my honest opinions on whatever subject. I don't troll people for their money.
Again. Immoral.
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#19
Do it, you'll be doing the world a favour when they realise how shit they sound and give up, plus you make some monies
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edmodo23
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Quote by Joshua Garcia
I give my honest opinions on whatever subject. I don't troll people for their money.
Again. Immoral.

That's nothing. I took my cheap Chinese-made snare drum and put stickers with the Slipknot logo on it, and told this kid it was a Joey Jordison custom snare. He believed me, and I sold it to him for 155 bucks. people are dumbasses.
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#21
Quote by edmodo23
That's nothing. I took my cheap Chinese-made snare drum and put stickers with the Slipknot logo on it, and told this kid it was a Joey Jordison custom snare. He believed me, and I sold it to him for 155 bucks. people are dumbasses.

You just further supported my statement of you being an immoral dick. Good job.
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#22
You're giving them a deal if you record/mix them well...that's a big if
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#23
Quote by edmodo23
That's nothing. I took my cheap Chinese-made snare drum and put stickers with the Slipknot logo on it, and told this kid it was a Joey Jordison custom snare. He believed me, and I sold it to him for 155 bucks. people are dumbasses.


The people you're doing this to are naive, yes, but it makes you a huge asshole to take advantage of them.
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#24
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You never showed me your songs

You only gave me your funny paper.
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#25
If they are aware of what they are getting, I don't see a problem.
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#26
Quote by edmodo23
That's nothing. I took my cheap Chinese-made snare drum and put stickers with the Slipknot logo on it, and told this kid it was a Joey Jordison custom snare. He believed me, and I sold it to him for 155 bucks. people are dumbasses.

Wow, I didn't really think you were that much of an asshole but it turns out you are an asshole. Like, a big old asshole.
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#27
Morality is subjective. They want to pay you for your services, why decline? It's their fault for putting their money into something they are blatantly ignorant of.
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#28
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#29
Make sure they know to have their shit together to record, not trying to write on the spot, and are well rehearsed. Other than that if they wanna pay 20 bucks an hour to have something recorded it's their choice, a lot of musicians never make back what they invest.
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#30
Why don't you just charge them a fair price (remembering their parents are paying though), and try to produce it to the best of your ability?
Sure, maybe you don't like deathcore, and maybe they are just kids. But would you really want to make their first experience in the music industry a bad one? Imagine if someone had screwed Protest the Hero when they were like 14 and recorded their first thing..
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#31
I doubt TS has given them the full details.

This is ****ed up and you should end it now before you exploit a bunch of naive teenagers.
edmodo23
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#32
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The people you're doing this to are naive, yes, but it makes you a huge asshole to take advantage of them.

Well, the guy I sold it to cheated on my sister and then spread rumors about her, so I dont really feel bad and I think I did a good job.
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#33
It'd give them something real to cry about I guess.
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#34
Quote by edmodo23
Guitarist just sent me a video of him playing one of their songs. Its not even deathcore, it's just generic AskingAlexandria-core. Now I am for sure going to rip them off. This is just way too easy for me to back out of..

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Please post

It was over Skype, I'll see if I can get it on YouTube
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#36
There is never a good reason to allow somebody to record metalcore.
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Quote by captainsnazz
Why don't you just charge them a fair price (remembering their parents are paying though), and try to produce it to the best of your ability?
Sure, maybe you don't like deathcore, and maybe they are just kids. But would you really want to make their first experience in the music industry a bad one? Imagine if someone had screwed Protest the Hero when they were like 14 and recorded their first thing..

Maybe i would feel bad if the kids werent total douches to begin with. I was at a football game once, and I was with a few friends talking some shit on Asking Alexandria and Motionless in White, and some kid with multi-colored hair (who happens to be the vocalist for this band) overheard us and came up to us and got all up in my face, saying i have no taste in music. Then he lunged at me, I pushed him down, and school security came over and escorted us both out of the high school stadium. I later explained my side of the story and was allowed access back in.
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#38
Quote by edmodo23
Maybe i would feel bad if the kids werent total douches to begin with. I was at a football game once, and I was with a few friends talking some shit on Asking Alexandria and Motionless in White, and some kid with multi-colored hair (who happens to be the vocalist for this band) overheard us and came up to us and got all up in my face, saying i have no taste in music. Then he lunged at me, I pushed him down, and school security came over and escorted us both out of the high school stadium. I later explained my side of the story and was allowed access back in.

99% of people are dicks when they're teenagers, it's just how it is. Just be reasonable.

Besides, I find it hard to believe that you were "just talking shit" about those bands and he was coincidentally close enough to hear and started defending them. I reckon what actually happened was something more like:
You saw this kid, looking a bit different, took a guess at his favourite bands (or already knew), and started trying to wind him up. Which does indeed make you a dick.

And if you were just talking shit about those bands for no reason, you're an idiot. Congratulations. But since you said you're in school, I'm guessing you're young enough for me to forgive you for that.
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#39
Quote by edmodo23
That's nothing. I took my cheap Chinese-made snare drum and put stickers with the Slipknot logo on it, and told this kid it was a Joey Jordison custom snare. He believed me, and I sold it to him for 155 bucks. people are dumbasses.

I was once at my local music shop when two scenester kids also probably 14-15 come up and take pictures of this here bass slathered with the image of Slipknot's (now deceased) Paul Grey like it was Johnny's golden fiddle that he won from the devil.



They didn't appear to know a thing about guitar/bass as they were there with a friend, and I didn't really have the heart or level of douchebaggery to inform them that it's a cheap as hell bass and that Slipknot is an awful band. But the point still stands, people are dumbasses.
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#40
Quote by edmodo23
Maybe i would feel bad if the kids werent total douches to begin with. I was at a football game once, and I was with a few friends talking some shit on Asking Alexandria and Motionless in White, and some kid with multi-colored hair (who happens to be the vocalist for this band) overheard us and came up to us and got all up in my face, saying i have no taste in music. Then he lunged at me, I pushed him down, and school security came over and escorted us both out of the high school stadium. I later explained my side of the story and was allowed access back in.

What more can you expect from someone who listens to those bands?
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