is recommended that you get plenty of rest the day before the
session. If you are tired and cranky, your performance
will show it. This is especially important for the ears
before a mix session. If your ears are blasted out from
last night's Megadeth concert, chances are you will not be
able to be objective about the mix.
Drugs / Alcohol - We're not
trying to be preachy here but... generally most folks play a
lot better when they are sober. Rarely, and we mean rarely...
have we seen people who actually play better
smashed. Getting that "creative" feeling is
one thing.. getting that "lobotomy" feeling is
Generally we recommend that you
leave your entourage at home. Space is limited at the
Studio, and a whole bunch of people can get in the way, cause
distractions, they can get bored, and can take up
valuable time. However, some folks play better in
front of an "audience." If you are more comfy
playing in front of the wives and girlfriends, favorite uncles
and friends, by all means bring them along... (Just please
remember that space is limited.) If you want to bring
the girlfriend along to show-off your killer chops, you'd best
leave her at home because chances are she's going to get bored
silly listening to the same song over and over again.
Also, know that we will not put
up with "Manager / Producer wanna-bes." If the
husband of the lead singer comes to the studio to "direct
things" and he's not the one footing the bill, he will be
promptly ignored, and in some cases removed. Next to
rehearsing songs during studio time, this is the biggest
annoyance, time and money waster.