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Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Linear » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:38 pm

But obviously not good enough to use photos of their own actual studio in advertising material - no, they have to lift photos from another studio website (mine)

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i have been wondering if this is the same studio that manning mentioned trying to steal clients? would love to know.

i checked out their website - the 'actual' crash symphony studio looks like a fairly ordinary home studio, not to mention the borderline-deceitful bait-n-switch sales pitch drivel that pervades it.

i mean, if you were going to do something as stupid as passing off another studio as your own, why would you choose one that operates in the same city? Am I missing something here?

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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Manning » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:53 pm

Jaysus.

Do they not think that a potential client might notice the lack of correspondence between the pictured control room and their own (assuming they actually have one?)

(And for the record, not the one I was talking about. You have probably heard of the one in my case, hence my decision to keep it quiet.)
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Chinagraf » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:18 pm

Have you torn them a new one Chris?
Maybe we could bombard their FB page.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Manning » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:31 pm

I've already shared this little bit of news on Facebook :)
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby seb » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:29 pm

We will all have your back on this one.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Ausrock » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:14 pm

Just looked at their FB pages..........there's so many photos that have obviously been purloined from elsewhere that's it's beyond being funny...........I mean, how many consoles do they actually own? :-\
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby gigpiglet » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:17 am

ive had the same thing happen to me...
i just let it slide.
its shit. i would never do it to anyone. but - i dont think it takes much for people to know whats what.
at least i hope so.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Manning » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:25 am

I can understand not wanting to make a fuss yourself. I felt awkward making a fuss about the problem I had a few weeks back.

However Seb is right, "we've got your back". I have been spreading this to everyone I know. Chris has earned his stature in the Sydney industry and deserves no less.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby seb » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:43 am

I don't contribute frequently here, but am on here daily.
This for some reason just makes me angry.
There is probably not much we can do, but feels like we should make an example out of crash
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby The Tasmanian » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:23 am

No Way !!!!
Spread the word everyone.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Gian » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:37 am

Sorry for my ignorance, but is that ad from a magazine?
Could you contact them? Surely there must be some accountability on publishing truth?
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Wiz » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:41 am

Good point, the photographer who took the photo of Chris's studio, will have copyright on that photo.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby dave01.cooper » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:27 am

This for some reason just makes me angry.


I'm with you Seb. This is just wrong, I'd say get some legal parties involved.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby rick » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:44 pm

Pretty sure he is or was on the forum ?
What gives ?
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Ausrock » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:15 pm

rick wrote:Pretty sure he is or was on the forum ?
What gives ?


What the heck...........I'll bite.

Rick, as far as I can see, I don't have access to a list of forum members, consequently, if this is the same for all members, chances are that none of us would know whether Crash is or is not a member here.

What gives?...........It would appear that Crash is using imagery (ie: photos) taken from anywhere he likes to convey a false illusion of his recording facility..........kinda reminds me a time when someone used pics of T'rock's room and portrayed them as their own.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Chris H » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:22 am

Hmm........ Crash Symphony is turning into a trainwreck! :ar!

ps: The Trock image thief was Fat n Sassy......Dumb and Stupid!
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby wez » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:03 pm

Chris H wrote:ps: The Trock image thief was Fat n Sassy......Dumb and Stupid!


Ahh, memories. I miss that guy.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Chris H » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:49 pm

wez wrote:
Chris H wrote:ps: The Trock image thief was Fat n Sassy......Dumb and Stupid!


Ahh, memories. I miss that guy.

Yes, me too...... But look on the bright side Wez! Now we have Trainwreck
Studio to take his place , presumably for a short lived while.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Chinagraf » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:09 pm

Without sounding like I'm defending, which I'm not, I asked the guy what the story was and he told me that the magazine made the mistake and used that picture, and the magazine is currently taking steps to rectify the error.
I have no idea what's what, but as this is what he told me I thought I should share what I'd been told in the interests of sharing information, which TR has always been about.
I have no opinion of the validity of the account, that's really Chris V's business.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Manning » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:41 pm

Andy - I'm highly, highly dubious of that story.

Ads are submitted as images, not as text that the magazine then comps together with random images.

If the photo had been part of a magazine article then maybe the story would be plausible.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Linear » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:50 pm

Thanks all for your input and support.

I was contacted by James (mr crash symphony) - as I said in my reply to him, I don't really buy his marginal 'dog ate my homework' excuse. he submits that it was an error by some junior at the mag, and he had no knowledge of it.

I have asked him out of respect both to me and everyone else in Sydney that he tone down the bullsh!t on his facebook/website and remove all images of other studios that imply something that clearly isn't. and no longer falsely advertise his studio with images lifted from others.

Whilst I don't really care for crash symphony - what annoys me the most is that noobs that have no idea may get sucked into the lies. which is bad for everybody.

Thanks again, matter closed as far as i'm concerned!

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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby The Tasmanian » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:34 pm

May I add...(after checking the studio website)
Any studio using Presonis monitor contoller to listen through? -> "best studio in Sydney" ? - really made me laugh!
The gear list? another chuckle...

Modern marketing - Its amazing!
(IMO - I would say Linear may be the best studio in Sydney - no wonder your photo's were "accidentally" used)))))))
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Lee Cardan » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:27 am

Chinagraf wrote:Without sounding like I'm defending, which I'm not, I asked the guy what the story was and he told me that the magazine made the mistake and used that picture, and the magazine is currently taking steps to rectify the error.
I have no idea what's what, but as this is what he told me I thought I should share what I'd been told in the interests of sharing information, which TR has always been about.
I have no opinion of the validity of the account, that's really Chris V's business.
Cheers.


Fwiw, imo, that's bullshit
Anyone getting a print in a mag has the final sign off. Surely they would have had him approve the ad before it went to print, especially assuming he paid for it? Besides, how did they get that photo if he didn't supply it to them?
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby rowmat » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:04 am

I noticed Crash Symphony's website also had picture of the live room from Avatar Studios in NYC without any description.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby The Tasmanian » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:03 am

Well spotted.
and so it unravels...
- oh, it must be the web designers fault...

Imagine booking this facility based on these photos of consoles and live room, and turning up for the session?
I'd have them reported for false advertising by lunchtime.

Spread the word.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby seb » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:07 am

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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby Manning » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:45 am

Apologies in advance.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

OK, as you were.
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby rick » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:02 pm

sorry if it was misundestood ,

as i said i am pretty sure he is or was a forum member and "what gives ..? "
was more along the lines of" dude your a forum member

what the f@#$ are you doing stealing studios , fix it or f@#$ off "

not what gives to the guys in the thread !

chris O some days i reckon i type black and you read white between us it runs grey :)
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby heathen » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:50 pm

What a bloody lame thing to do.

Would be funny to call up and say, "Ah yes hello my name's David Gilmour, heard your studio is the best in town, we'd like to book in for a month to record my next album".

Bloke would probably crap his pants. :))
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Re: Crash Symphony - the supposed 'Best Studio in Sydney'

Postby mylesgm » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:12 am

Given his "studio", I doubt he would know who Gilmour is.
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