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The Studio Business Book: A Guide to Professional Recording Studio Business and Management, Third Edition by Jim Mandell, Mitch Gallagher

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Projects from Mars

It’s bound to happen: You’re going to encounter the project or the client from Hell. Jim Mandell has run into this problem at Interlok:

“It has only happened three or four times in our history. But there have been people and projects that were so difficult to deal with that in spite of their money, clout or potential for future income, we’ve opted to fire them.

“One recent learning experience involved a freelance engineer who made his living recording Foley for TV series. Foley is the live recording of sound effects to picture and is one of the few remaining ‘ancient’ arts that’s unlikely to disappear in the foreseeable future: You just can’t get every human nuance neatly packed onto a sampler’s hard drive and key it up with ...

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