Well, today's theme is "Studios"!
Studios… Anything in particular…?
Mainly about rehearsal studios.
So that's it.
We shorten it to “Rehasta” in Japanese. We use them a lot, but they’re much easier to use now.
I agree. It's much easier to use them than it used to be.
Yup! Then, "things in rehearsal, east and west, old and new" drum sets.
Huh? Starting from there? Then thump. Bass amps.
A mixer and monitors.
Recently, the number of monitors and the effectors connected to the mixer have been enhanced. You can connect an MP3 player and record rehearsals on a CD. It's convenient.
Some people bring one in, but yeah, that’s right.
No, they’re really easy to use, aren't they? In a local studio, which has been around for a long time, the guitar amp was only a mysterious domestic amplifier, and it wasn't distorted or clean, so it was hard to use (laughs) and the sound was quiet (laughs).
I see (laughs), but yours is still better. Mine was more rural. There was no rehearsal itself. Generally, I rented a warehouse from someone I knew and brought in everyone's equipment... It's like the world in the movie "Seishun Dendeke Dekedeke". I longed to practice at a Rehasta. …nostalgic (bitter smile)
I had a hard time... and the mic was made by a home appliance maker.
Ah, there were. Some people use them for karaoke (laughs) Recently there are Shure 58’s everywhere
You were lucky if the drum set was in good condition! It was like that. It was a thin cymbal that looked like it was stretched by striking an iron plate.
Ah (laughs) we didn't even have a stand.
That’s detailed. Even so, I wanted to do a band, I wanted to practice ... (tears)
Well ..., (tears eyes)
Next, east and west! What I want to have in a “Rehasta”! Drink holders!
Fine details! The number of studios has also increased. Do you often spill your drink?
You’re shooting a video of the rehearsal. Some people stream their rehearsals recently.
Yes, yes. I also wish I had a blackboard or a whiteboard.
Writing chord progressions and lyrics for new songs.
Yeah, like set lists. Oh, set lists are abbreviated!
In addition to the whiteboard, some studios also prepare paper for set lists and musical scores such as staff notation. I'm really happy about that. I’ve talked about abbreviations before, so let’s go to the next one.
After that… I wonder if it wouldn’t be a metronome.
Finally! A musician-like thing (laughs) I definitely want a metronome or click for practice. In some studios, they’re set up near the drums from the beginning.
After that… Throat lozenges. Direct for when your throat gets tired.
What? Please buy them yourself...
OK. I want my own monitor speaker.
That’s right as a singer.
Yeah. Sometimes it’s a problem if the monitor is far away or installed on a high ceiling.
The orientation is fixed. But well, for the time being, this is all right, isn't it?
Also, I want my own spotlight!
There it is! (Lol)
I also want a full-length mirror.
Effective for checking the standing position and choreography of members! There are places where the entire wall is a mirror.
After that, costume rental! Animation costumes and so on.
Karaoke! Yes, this is the deadline.
Oh, only one more!
What is it?
Originally, this studio story was inspired by Akira, the leader of The Showas, so let me put out one drummer.
Here you go
A riser maybe? Um, the guy who carries the whole drum set at a big live venue! The position of the drum set can be changed immediately.
That's nice, but it's going to be a pretty big studio...
Right. After that ~
"just one more" (laughs)
I am happy if I can get an ice cream after the practice, so I go to a studio that has s shop nearby ~
A summer vacation candy store? (Laughs) Oh, as an aside, bananas and sweets are free at a certain studio in Tokyo (laughs) Recently, the number of studios that have launched various projects such as flea markets has increased. They’re not just for practice anymore.
I want to stay longer in the lobby while eating a banana and reading a guitar magazine!
Hi… Then, we could go one forever, so let’s call it a day around here! Yes, and everything?
Is for love!