I saw a clip on FB that was from a fellow forum-ite. He posted a video looking at his Pro Tools screen as some really great sounding music came out. I was digging it then I zoomed in and saw a very disturbing sight....
Tracks were marked Audio 1, Audio 2, Audio 3.
If you never listen to anything I ever say over here please listen to this one.
Before you hit record label your tracks. Anything GRT 1, Vocal, Whacky chorus idea..... ANYTHING!
If you don't label your tracks and you ever have any trouble You will never, every be able to search and find what you are looking for if the tracks are un-labled.
I know some guys will say, I was in the moment and throwing down ideas, I'll label them later. IT DOESN'T work that way.
If you label them later you'll only be labeling the channel and not the track or soundbite.
As Neil Young said in "Tired Eyes" "Please take my advise, Please take my advise"
Good call! I usually take it one step further- I label tracks guitar/amp/pedal/mic. So something like "Strat/Ghia/Klone/Fat Head". That way, I have at least a solid chance of jogging the memory into getting a similar tone. Also, I often use a 2 mic setup on amps and acoustics, so it makes it easy to suss out. I think Logic has a notepad function that you can put detailed info on each track, but I'm not that anal about it.
I used to have freeware plug-ins from Blue something or other. One of them was a simple notepad that you could add to a track. I would pop in my amp and guitar settings. It was pretty handy. Now, I have to see if something else will work like that.
One other tip a friend turned me on to was when you adjust or redo something, go ahead and save the file with a new date or name so that you don't lose the last version in case you want to go back. It doesn't take up much space since the wav files are stored separately. I also keep a running a notebook in Word for each version to remind myself what i've done.
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