If the band has lost the rhythm at one point, then this is a bigger problem. The same thing applies if a take has started really well and has then broken down. In both of these cases, the solution is to edit the multitrack master tape and use sections from two or more takes spliced together. The engineer will do this for you while you pace up and down in the corridor outside if need be. Taking a razor blade to two inch twenty-four track tape is not a task for the faint hearted since if it goes wrong, then you have lost all. It hardly ever does go wrong however because the engineer will know from experience whether or not an edit will work. The main possibility why it might not work is if the tempo has changed from one take to another and there is a sudden gear shift. You can avoid this by getting the band to listen to a metronome ticking at the correct tempo before each take, or even getting them to play to a click track. This latter solution is rather drastic, and it is something that really needs to have been planned for from the rehearsal stage. Some producers regard editing as a creative process in its own right and will actively seek out the best parts from all the takes the band has done. I asked at the beginning of this section how many takes are enough. Since I know you are dying to have a figure, let me say that some bands have as few as three takes in them, and if they don't get it within those three takes, then thirty-three wouldn't be enough and it's best to move onto a different song and have another go on another day. Other bands really can keep going, and once they know that they have one take in the can which is good enough, they will relax and keep getting better and better.Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR
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