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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Wrapping Up After a Pro Recording Session

If the band is well-rehearsed and the recording engineer has been at the top of his or her game, by the end of the day, you should have at least one great take. Feel free to keep as many takes as you want—hard drive space is cheap compared with studio time. You never know when those extra tracks can come in handy. Remember that getting the best sound in the studio is half the battle, so make sure to allow plenty of time for the engineers to work their magic. In a perfect world, a band could record several songs in one day. In the real world, you should take as long as you need to get each track right before moving on. You don’t want any regrets after you’ve left the studio.

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