I might’ve mentioned that I’ve decided to sit out the engineering on my current band’s EP, or wanted another ear/hands on the console while playing.
Well…after 2 days at commercial studio rates I might’ve changed my mind
The engineer was no slouch by any means. Cool dude, well versed, and a good pair of ears.
He definitely caught some mistakes I didn’t hear.
Drum tuning / massive drum sound
Shortage of time
long drum sound setup - it was double what I usually take, 3 hrs for drum sound
Stressful situation - $90/hr and limited budget definitely gets you to be a little jittery
We ran out of time for bass, lead guitars
The drums took out longer to expected and kinda ate up the rest of session time. There are still some drum luls/lurches in tempo that I am not absolutely happy with. I was surprised that I enjoy working more on my own overdubbing leads that I am with someone punch record, actually having to communicate with someone also ate up time, as I know where my punch ins need to go