BT Robbed

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
<a href="http://bt-network.org/"; target="_blank">BT's Studio Robbed</a>



For those of you who haven't heard, BT's studio was robbed -- everything was taken.



BT is a long time Apple user, and as we saw with the Powerbook G4, he often gets to play around with new hardware before it's released. In other words, he very well could have had unreleased hardware in his studio when it was robbed.



Kind of makes you wonder if LCD iMac's and GHz G4's are going to start showing up in pawn shops around BT's studio... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 20
    nav3nav3 Posts: 34member
    Holy shit! This really sucks! I am a really big fan of BT's music, and now his new cd wont be out cause some jackass took all his stuff!
  • Reply 2 of 20
    beerbeer Posts: 58member
    [quote]Originally posted by nav3:

    <strong>Holy shit! This really sucks! I am a really big fan of BT's music, and now his new cd wont be out cause some jackass took all his stuff! </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yep. Sounds like he's going to have to cancel a bunch of concerts, too.
  • Reply 3 of 20
    Ouch! That really sucks.
  • Reply 4 of 20
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Was he that guy in the video that accompanied the release of the Titanium PowerBook last year?



    The young guy with the Goo Goo Dolls hair talking about the TiBook and how cool it was?



    Is that the guy?
  • Reply 5 of 20
    thats the guy... not quite goo goo dolls hair... but you are thinking of the right guy. A geniunely nice person, who makes incredible music. For those who aren't familiar with his work, Movement in Still Life is a great album. Its too bad that most of the fourth album was on those machines, i was really looking forward to it.
  • Reply 6 of 20
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Wow, that DOES suck. I don't know his music, but BEING a musician and having lots of friends with really expensive gear, I can imagine how devastating this must be.







    Hope he catches a break and the people who did it are nabbed.
  • Reply 7 of 20
    cindercinder Posts: 381member
    BT sucks.





    but anyway, there's no way in hell he tests hardware. That's silly.



    and not to be a jerk or anything, but I'm sure he could afford to buy everything all over again even if he didn't have insurance - which I'm sure he does.
  • Reply 8 of 20
    [quote]Originally posted by cinder:

    <strong>BT sucks.





    but anyway, there's no way in hell he tests hardware. That's silly.



    and not to be a jerk or anything, but I'm sure he could afford to buy everything all over again even if he didn't have insurance - which I'm sure he does.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Is that a personal opinion, or a professional one? Are you a musician as well?



    And anyway, it's not so much the equipment, as it's what's on the equipment. Remember the guy that lost a Powerbook with his next book on it? I can't remember the amount of the reward, but it was more than enough to buy a few Powerbooks.



    Backups-- we don't need no stinkin'... d'oh!
  • Reply 9 of 20
    jrcjrc Posts: 804member
    WOW!



    uh, who the hell is BT?
  • Reply 10 of 20
    Yeah, who the hell is BT and why is this not in General Discussion?



    --Mike



    [ 12-26-2001: Message edited by: mjpaci ]</p>
  • Reply 11 of 20
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    On the plus side if some unreleased mac hardware was in the studion, we may get to see some real insider pics! Someone else's studio is a small price to pay for rumor mongering of that quality. If real pics did appear, the back story would probably be more publicity that BT would otherwise ever see. hehehe...
  • Reply 12 of 20
    "Yes, the guilty will be caught."



    Obviously the guy has no clue of what he's talking about...



    Don't get me wrong, I feel for the guys robbed and sincerely hope things get sorted out, but... The professional thieves rarely get caught. I can't see that this was done by a bunch of amateur kids looking for a computer to steal.
  • Reply 13 of 20
    Umm can you say PR stunt. I mean come on read the story how more made up can it be and it will pay off in spades because everyone will know who he is now. A few years ago he was robbed at gunpoint and now again. Come on!



    Whatever.....
  • Reply 14 of 20
    [quote]Originally posted by perceptual:

    <strong>Umm can you say PR stunt. I mean come on read the story how more made up can it be and it will pay off in spades because everyone will know who he is now. A few years ago he was robbed at gunpoint and now again. Come on!



    Whatever.....</strong><hr></blockquote>



  • Reply 15 of 20
    xoolxool Posts: 2,460member
    Reminds me to backup my Ti ASAP!
  • Reply 16 of 20
    Seriously - if my man didn't have his masters backed up anywhere, or on another machine, it's his own damn fault. As a musician, I can say that it's good practice not to even edit a track without having your masters or a copy safely tucked away somewhere other than your editing machine.



    -S
  • Reply 17 of 20
    [quote]Originally posted by SpiffyGuyC:

    <strong>Seriously - if my man didn't have his masters backed up anywhere, or on another machine, it's his own damn fault. As a musician, I can say that it's good practice not to even edit a track without having your masters or a copy safely tucked away somewhere other than your editing machine.



    -S</strong><hr></blockquote>



    it's electronica.



    therefore there is no master. it's all a bunch of files that are put together in protools.
  • Reply 18 of 20
    [quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:

    <strong>



    it's electronica.



    therefore there is no master. it's all a bunch of files that are put together in protools.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I've done electronica. You still keep a copy, and it's even more reason to do so.
  • Reply 19 of 20
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    I saw a little thing with BT last night on TechTV about 10 minutes after reading this thread, which was weird...



    He went through the making of a track with some ugly as hell bastard on Audiofile.



    He had a Quicksilver and a beautiful freakin' Cinema Display. It was nice little Mac plug.



    The dude seems OK, maybe needs a damn haircut though...
  • Reply 20 of 20
    Ouch, being a musician, I'd say that losing the gear is not so much important as losing the DATA, the songs, tracks, etc. If someone were to steal a synthesizer of mine, I wouldn't be so much disturbed by the loss of the piece of hardware as I would the programs and patches I've created on it - a synth can always be replaced, but custom-created patches/programs/sequences/songs/ideas are priceless. I hope that BT gets all his stuff back. Quite frankly, I wouldn't be optimisitc. I've had gear stolen from me before and never heard a trace from it. The only good that came out of it was that the synths stolen happened to be older and had to be replaced by insurance by much superior and more expensive items, but I had to start all over again making sounds.
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