#4
don't drink the night before you record... unless that's the sound you're going for
#6
Food and drink are essential. A magazine or something to read as well.
#7
No girlfriends allowed. Unless you want to get really pissed off.
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Be prepared to play a few parts over and over and over and over again.
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#9
Prepare! take extra everything i.e Guitar leads, Picks, Strings, Beer and power for pedals ect.

Take Loads of water but not too much to make you wanna pee during recording!
#10
Yeah, good luck man. The studio is both awesome and tedious at the same time. I would bring food, get lots of sleep the night before, bring a camera so you can prove that you were in one! Talk to the sound techs about the type of sound you're going for so they can better help mix/master.
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#11
Also, if you're doing it live take style, be prepared to be pissed off at someone after you've just played the song for the 50th time. Its usually the drummer.
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don't drink the night before you record... unless that's the sound you're going for


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#13
i think its safe to say being drunk is a little risky and not a good idea, even if it worked for you.
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i think its safe to say being drunk is a little risky and not a good idea, even if it worked for you.


+1 ... I fail to see how good things can come out of it.
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#16
don't dick around, and even if you record live be prepared to spend a lot of time in the vocal booth if you are the singer, and be prepared to do overdubs. and do not show up hungover or drunk.
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i dont know about that. if your spending over $100 per song (i dont do pro studios so dont quote me), i would worry about this not much.

Its nice to have fun, but chances are you wont. you know how expensive it is, and your not paying for the enjoyment, you are paying for a good quality recording. You are probably going to get pissed off every time someone makes a goof, because its just a waste of time and money. dont feel bad if you arent having good time, thats for home studio users and bands link blink 182, that can waste all the time they want.
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What I would do is watch what's going on with the mixing board when you aren't recording, and pick up some knowledge.


Yep, and also tell the engineer what sound you are going for, it'll make their life easier.
#20
Know exactly what you're gonna do, so you don't waste any time.

Time=lots and lots of money.
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+1 ... I fail to see how good things can come out of it.


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i dont know about that. if your spending over $100 per song (i dont do pro studios so dont quote me), i would worry about this not much.

Its nice to have fun, but chances are you wont. you know how expensive it is, and your not paying for the enjoyment, you are paying for a good quality recording. You are probably going to get pissed off every time someone makes a goof, because its just a waste of time and money. dont feel bad if you arent having good time, thats for home studio users and bands link blink 182, that can waste all the time they want.



Even if it does waste a few extra minutes, have fun. Nothing good comes from a group of angry, twitchy guys trying to lay down tracks. A relaxing, cohesive environment will be your best ally while recording.
#25
Just don't start an argument with your bandmates. There will be tension, especially if someone screws up the recording a few times here and there adding a couple of extra hours.
#27
Don't even think about recording until you can play everything perfectly. People don't notice mistakes very often at gigs, but live recordings really show how well you can or can't play a song.

Also, take along some CD's of bands who's sound youl ike, so the engineer can see what you're going for. Be prepared to play stuff over and over again, and by the end of the session you'll hate the songs after having played them so much. When your takes are done and vocals are being tracked, go hang out at the soundboard and pick up on some music production knowledge, it'll pay off next time you go into the studio.
#28
bring food. water(or beer or your choice of drink just bring a lot). How many songs?
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