Being Prepared, what tips could be suggested in getting prepared for a first time in a studio?
How close should we practice the songs before we begin in the studio; still keeping them fresh sounding?
I use this click trick for years now, and you're right, drummers love it !
One matter should be considered though : if your click is too "groovy", laying rythm tracks along with it makes it "unmutable". I mean it becomes part of the song groove !! It happens to me once, and the click pattern ended up as a synth perc track in the final mix !!
Man, I love this job !
what do you guys do about mastering? what tools do you use? Is every mastering house accepting PT files?
I use the C4 and L1. It works excellent for me. I use waves C4 only at the master track of the entire session, then bounce the session in 24 bit to two tracks, then open a new session up in 24 bit and import the two tracks.
The L1 goes on the master fade then and I , not to much boost and brick wall it,
I dither and save it as a 16 bit MLCD.
After 18 years of playing music (12 of which I've been engineering) I'm finally getting around to registering with ascap.
Anyone ever encountered problems during the registration process? I want to avoid any unforeseen obstacles.
why do I get a disc error when draging files from my recording drive to a 2 gig jaz drive.
The only whey it will work is if I open the session up in Pro Tools and then copy save the
entire session into the Jaz drive?
wondering if FWB would help if I reformated the discs.
My first time in a studio, perfect title.
So how do I know if the studio is going to do a good job? Never been in one but I'm going to do my first CD.
Take a chance on that young, enthusiastic but under experienced kid! (i.e. ME!) Us youngins are gonna be driving the biz soon...let us get our chops and learn from you well established masters!
Thank the guys who help you out!