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I can record something for an hour and I never know when the "good" take is gonna happen
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I'm the same way. If I ever get to pick with you guys in person, you're in for a big disappointment. I'm usually not too smooth on the first attempt.
When I'm recording, I usually set up the backing track to loop over the break, play through the loop 3 or 4 times, then listen to what I've got. If I get lucky and get an early keeper, that's it. Otherwise I save the best take as a baseline, record another 3 or 4 takes, and A/B them again. I repeat until I get a take that satisfies me or I get frustated with trying.
Oldhat, I'm not sure on which thread you told me you were sending the Dick Boak guitar print, but I got it today. Many thanks. It's way cooler up close. Lots of nice detail. I have a picture frame jig in my shop, so I'll whip up a custom frame for it once I get the trees cleared out of my yard.
Mike, I notice you are approaching the 1000 post milestone. Are we going to have a party?