A female singer just gets through a take of a song at a major studio using ProTools. Her performance is ghastly, but she has the nerve to ask, \"How was it?\" The producer in the booth says, \"Terrible! Come on in!\"
I\'ve done three. Two were gay guys doing contemporary christian stuff (which baffles me, anyway). One Auto-Tuned up reasonably well. The other one was outside the \"grace\" range, and I had to cut up the track and give it a little help just to get it to the point where Auto Tune could take over and fix it the rest of the way.
But hardly worth the effort. They both came in with those awful (I wonder if God wears earplugs) backing tracks that have bored rhythm sections, 250-chair orchestras, 1200 voice choirs, fireworks, Kennedy, Nixon, Elvis, and Jesus being raised up from the dead on Jetson-pedestals--you get the picture. Enough personnel for any 100 records, with a nasal Nancy-boy lead. Ouch. These are the gigs we take when we are BR-OKE. Flippin\' burgers with the studio, as my pal Wayne says. I have been quite fortunate to avoid those kinds of gigs for the past several years, but there\'s always that chance.
The other one was a totally legendary (and therefore unmentioned) artist who was just outside his area of expertise. That one worked out better. Once I\'d gotten his vocals in pitch, they actually sounded like a million bucks. It was a job, though. I deserved a medal.
But there\'s something to be said for Wing\'s ethics and honesty. The very first CD cover shows her hand up explicity warning potential buyers of her less than stellar rating on the applause meter. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]