Chapter Eleven

The Recording


You’ve read it a million times, but it’s true. There is no right or wrong way to record. That doesn’t mean it’s okay to make a mistake. It means you can be as creative as you want, just record the tracks right.

A few notes before pressing record.

  • Finish the overdub track completely before moving on. Saying “we’ll come back and fix this later” never works. This lazy attitude becomes a distraction that takes too much time and energy. Just finish the track now and move on. Plus, tomorrow’s overdub players do not want to record their part over unfinished tracks; they need the inspiration of finished, ready-to-mix tracks ...

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