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Audio Engineering 101 by Tim Dittmar

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CHAPTER 9

Studio Session Procedures: How a Recording Session Happens and inWhat Order…

SEVEN STAGES OF RECORDING

Although every recording session tends to be different, most recording sessions will include these seven stages:

  1. Preproduction
  2. Setup
  3. Basic or rhythm tracks
  4. Overdubs
  5. Rough mixes
  6. Mixing
  7. Hopefully, some mastering!

It is important to be familiar with the different stages of recording so you can mentally prepare for what comes next. In Chapter 4, I talked about time management and scheduling. You can be better at both of these skills if you know these seven stages ...

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