Over this past weekend I recorded April May June in our practice space. I set up the mics, stands, cables and ProTools rig. I checked levels as soon as the others got there and we were rolling in about an hour. I haven’t recorded a band in over 4 years and I was surprised that it went so smoothly. Not having paying customers and rock star egos to deal with made it less stressful as well.

Because I’m currently limited to 8 inputs until I can somehow get digital ADAT/lightpipe (8 more) into the 002r, we played to click and recorded 5 tracks of drums (kick, snare, hihat and stereo overheads) and 3 scratch tracks: vox, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar or bass. After we got a good drum take we would go back and overdub the acoustic guitar and electric guitars.

It was a lot of hard work but I enjoyed it immensely. That is what I went to school for and it is still what I want to do when I grow up. This week I have to lay down bass, my guitar and other little bits of salt and pepper.