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Originally Posted by Drumsound View Post
To add to above posts, there was often a lot of takes and a lot of punching in to fix things. What was interesting in that style was that it was still often up to the player to get it right. You'd roll back the tape, tell the player to play along, and you (the engineer) punched IN and OUT. If the player didn't get it right, you did that AGAIN.

This, of course, was after MANY takes of basics. Either until there was one that worked, or that you edited between takes to make the master.

Modern music makers and engineers often put those tasks on the engineer. Find a similar section and grab the one that's played right, or take those 2 notes that rush and cut and drag them into place.
The (only) way I still do it.