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Kick Off Instruments February 18, 2007

Posted by deepwaterbg in Recording Mistakes.
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Well, we were recording a song and were using multi-tracks to do so.  We had made a first track with everyone playing and singing, and got it as we wanted.  Then we began to lay down the various instruments… guitar, mando etc.  But we went and laid down the banjo last, and it was the kick off instrument!  Funny thing… it was nearly impossible to get the banjo right, because there was no way to know when to start! 

Lesson Learned? 

Record the kick off instrument first… but most importantly, add a little countdown first so that the poor banjo or mando player has SOME clue when to start so that the beginning of the song doesn’t sound well, rushed or delayed in some manner…