Inspired by @noisejockey’s Tweet about his significant other wearing his studio headphones, I thought it might be fun to share some stories of partners/friends/family in your music studio, interacting with you and your gear.
My partner has this thing where she’d come up next to me inconspicuously while I’m jamming in my closet, stare straight into my eyes and then suddenly just turn a random knob, waiting for a reaction from me wearing headphones. Of course this can be anything from “Haha! You have no power here! That module isn’t patched and the knob doesn’t do anything!”, to “WTF?! My meticulously tuned ambient patch is now sounding like a cat barfing up its breakfast!” to “Holy crap! My ears are bleeding!”.
While it’s sometimes a bit annoying, I find it quite funny actually. She can’t hear what’s happening with the audio when she does it, so by messing with a knob she’s not playing the synth, but she’s actually playing me, who will always react in a rather unpredictable way, depending on what the knob twist did. She tells me that’s a lot more fun than making music with those devices. Oh well
So what are the people around you doing when they wander in on you making your music?