Ok, since I just noticed the title of the forum has changed to Tracking and Mixing, we can officialy talk about recording too. I'm all for that, cause tracking is my favorite thing to do, with clothes on that is. I think the thing I like most about tracking is every new session is a clean slate. Whatever worked last time may not, and if you stay open to inspiration something totally unexpected could happen. All this and if it's a live session, a bunch of people gathered together to make great music, with all the challeges that come from trying to capture that in as invisible a manner as possible. I love it when I'm tracking a band and people realize at some point, sometimes much later, what little things I was doing to massage things closer to the coolest realization of their vision. Even if they weren't sure what that vision was! I also really love when some kind of sound that I've come up with on an instrument provides inspiration and a direction for the tune to go in. That is the ultimate recording high. Let's hear what you guys love or hate about tracking.