You never know when creative genius is going to strike. And more often than not, inspiration doesn’t wait for us to hit the “record” button to make its mark.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worked with artists in the past who deliver an amazing performance, and I wasn’t recording!
It’s too embarrassing to even say…
It always starts the same. I’m playing back the track for the artist to listen and practice to. But the artist has no idea we’re not tracking an actual take.
So the artist just starts ripping through the part. And the result is pure gold. Like we couldn’t be more stoked on what just happened.
The artist – full of excitement – asks: “did you record that?!”
“Sorry…I wasn’t recording. I was just playing the track for you to rehearse to…”
…Holy crap, please kill me.
Of course, the artist accepts this and we start tracking takes.
But you and I both know that it’s not acceptable to miss a brilliant take for lack of preparation.
Thank god I now know that Logic is always ready to catch a take – even if it’s way after the fact!
Today I want to share how Logic is always listening and waiting to record.
If you ever catch yourself in one of these situations, Logic has your back. And thankfully you’ll never have to sound as dumb as I once did!
Hi Chris, super cool tip as always. One thing you should mention: when you try to capture audio, make sure the track is record enabled. (the little red R button must be highlighted) otherwise its not working.
Hey Moritz, thanks so much! You’re absolutely right. I’ll find a place to add that small tidbit 😉
All I can say is wow. This is yet another reason why you want LPX as your DAW–it has the right tools for the job. I have had this happen to me when working thru parts with musicians, where Im saying, thats it, play that again.
One thing I really like about this forum is the variety and depth of information you receive. These are the ‘nuggets of gold’ that can make the difference between knowing how to use LPX, and KNOWING how to use LPX.
Hey Jimmy, thanks so much for the feedback! I’m happy to know WLPR is delivering quality content for you 🙂
Charles Moore says
Funny how some of your best stuff comes out when you don’t think you’re recording. Cool that LPX has a solution. Reminds me of Toto guitarist Steve Lukather’s story about dubbing a solo on a Lionel Richie’s ‘Running With The Night’. It was called a “zero-take solo”. 🙂
Haha! That story is amazing. Personally, I’m not sure if I would’ve let it go if I played in those 10 minutes. But clearly it worked!