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laperlestudio 13th September 2015 06:45 PM

Everyday work
 
Hi Dave, How do you approach each day at work.
You have a new band, new music style, new producer, etc.
You are mixing or recording.
How do you start the day? What is on your mind?

Thanks

Émile

DaveJerden 21st September 2015 01:05 PM

INTERESTING QUESTION! I love my job. I get to the studio at about 11:30AM each day . I first talk to my crew about what my recording goals are for that day. I have anyone that has not had any breakfast make sure they eat and we all have coffee. I talk to the band/artist/musicians about what I plan doing for the day. We start recording about 2PM after everyone knows what to do
and has warmed up.If we are doing vocals I have the singer warm up with a piano doing some vocal exercises. We work until about 6PM then take a dinner break for an hour. We resume about
7PM and then work till 9 or 10PM. After that we make rough mixes and square away the studio. I get home about 11Pm. I try to stick to a schedule and work focused without doing "burnout"
sessions. The worst enemy is low energy therefore I don't try to make the whole record in a day. My productions usually work out that each song (including mixes ) takes 3 days (averaging)
By the way , if I am doing only one song , I can do THAT in one day !

laperlestudio 23rd September 2015 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by DaveJerden (Post 11348346)
INTERESTING QUESTION! I love my job. I get to the studio at about 11:30AM each day . I first talk to my crew about what my recording goals are for that day. I have anyone that has not had any breakfast make sure they eat and we all have coffee. I talk to the band/artist/musicians about what I plan doing for the day. We start recording about 2PM after everyone knows what to do
and has warmed up.If we are doing vocals I have the singer warm up with a piano doing some vocal exercises. We work until about 6PM then take a dinner break for an hour. We resume about
7PM and then work till 9 or 10PM. After that we make rough mixes and square away the studio. I get home about 11Pm. I try to stick to a schedule and work focused without doing "burnout"
sessions. The worst enemy is low energy therefore I don't try to make the whole record in a day. My productions usually work out that each song (including mixes ) takes 3 days (averaging)
By the way , if I am doing only one song , I can do THAT in one day !

Do you take the week-ends? Or a day off in the week?

I like that structure, it's not easy these days to have that!

DaveJerden 25th September 2015 01:01 PM

I work six days a week with Sundays off.