Metaphorically of course…
It’s just an expression, since most recording is done digitally onto hard drive space in or connected to a computer. Yes, I got some studio time this weekend and recorded!
Nice studio: Leilani Sound Studios
Calvin, the sound engineer I worked with, has done sound with me before, so that helped. The studio itself is small but neat and comfortable. After a quick setup, we were off recording live takes to start.
Four songs, four approaches:
- Strictly a live take, no overdubs, pretty much done.
- Done in parts and cut together, with vocals and harmonica overdubbed, still needs a slide part overdubbed.
- A live take, harmonica overdubbed, will need various overdubs for rythym instruments and lots of backing vocals.
- Several live takes cut together, will either get overdubbed by a special guest or we may try a live take.
Crunch time next weekend
All those final overdubs need to be done next weekend. That’s a bit of pressure, but sometimes that can be good for getting things done.