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and speed

Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:14 pm

What does "and speed" mean?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:18 pm

What is the context?

Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:20 pm

slates

Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:34 pm

Do you mean movie production "slates" otherwise known as clapboards? As in "speed...camera....action?"

Tom

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:07 pm

No. I mean the recording engineer's take slates.

Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:16 pm

Speed refers to the measure of tape travel during recording in inches per second. (ie. in the example below the speed is 15 IPS)

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I know this isn't a "slate" but I think it still applies.

Thu Jul 03, 2003 12:07 am

On these sheets that engineer is writing down information about the way a particular song was engineered,how the knobs on the mixingboard was set at the recording of the song and tapespeed.On "Girl happy" a song was speeded up on the LP version,played faster when it was recorded.On the FTD soundtrack of this soundtrack it was the same speed as when Elvis recorded it in the studio.The information is very helpful when they now are restoring these recordings for superior sound.But sometimes i think they do not read this information at all,very bad sound sometimes. :)

Thu Jul 03, 2003 12:11 am

Very interesting - but it doesn't answer my question.

Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:06 am

Sorry, I thought I answered your question.

Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:47 am

The recording engineer in the seesion to "frankie and johnny" the song
"please don't stop loving me", he also said speed i think he wanted the song little faster then the normal slow speed.

i guess this way the singer know what kinda of speed the engineer
needed.


curtis simpkins

Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:01 am

Brad - no, you haven't answered the question.

Curtis - as usual your input is nonsensical.

Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:02 am

Brad - no, you haven't answered the question.

Curtis - as usual your input is nonsensical.

Re: and speed

Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:07 am

Spellbinder wrote:What does "and speed" mean?


When my son says it, it means go fast. It depends in what reference you mean. :wink:


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Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:39 am

The answers have been quite detailed, seems to me the question is flawed...


Thankyouverymuch.

Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:33 pm

Alright, this is ridiculous!
Is this a trivia question or is there a point here?
Spellbinder, can you offer a little more insight into what the hell you're talking about?
I don't think I understand where this inquiry is coming from???
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Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:37 pm

elvis-fan wrote:I don't think I understand where this inquiry is coming from???


I think that makes two of us, or all of us even. :lol:


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Thu Jul 03, 2003 4:17 pm

I think the question has been asked and answered quite sufficiently. If you can't understand the answer, perhaps you shouldn't ask the question.

Tom

P.S. Simpkins,
While your typing has improved some, your logic hasn't.

Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:01 pm

woodleyjohn wrote:So, not really a ridiculous question.


It was a bit of a ridiculous question when no other infomation was given.
We are not mind readers. One needs to know in what context the
"and speed" was mentioned.
So it was from a session?
Thanks for your answer and sorting this out.

:oops: :lol:

Thu Jul 03, 2003 5:34 pm

It comes from the engineer calling "speed" prior to the count in and if memory serves me right, it appears on the Frankie & Johnny sessions. For example, First voice: "Please don't stop loving me take 18, and speed". Second voice: 1 - 2- 3 - 4 which indicates the tempo of the song. The band then start playing at the same tempo as the count in.

So, not really a ridiculous question.


I didn't say the question was ridiculous, just the circumstance from which it was asked.
I guess I was making an assumption on what I thought the question meant.
What an odd way to start a post??????
Anyway, thanks John for sorting it out.
(at least somebody finally did!!!)
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Thu Jul 03, 2003 6:00 pm

Yeah, what he said.


Tom

Thu Jul 03, 2003 6:54 pm

So - cutting through all the crap - nobody seems to know what it means.

Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:00 pm

I think that it's pretty clear that everyone knows what it means.......well almost everyone. The question has been answered already. However, I have sent an email to "Steve Sholes" at the Master and Session web site to ask for the definitive answer.

I've also just sent emails to Charlie Daniels, Peter Noone, Chips Moman, Ray Walker, Donnie Sumner, Neil Diamond, Dick Dale, and DJ Fontana. Surely one of these guys will provide an answer that we can all understand.
Tom
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Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:26 pm

Man just give it up,



curtis simpkins

Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:01 pm

Here, maybe this will help him...

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Hey, that's cool! I think Jay is dancing along to the metronome!!!

Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:48 pm

And if it refers to Elvis's shows from the latter part of 1974, I think we all know what it means!