DevonBadger wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:52 pm
Seriously though, congratulations Matthew on the new album and looking forward to hearing it. Anyone know if Zappa has appeared on any other classical guitar album or has Matthew bagged a first?
As you are so open about life as a pro I hope you don't mind me asking a couple of questions. Did you record each piece in a single take or are they edited together?
And are there any other pieces that almost made it onto the album but didn't make the final cut for whatever reason?
The system Uros and I use to record is I will play the piece through in it's entirety roughly 4/5 times, then we choose a full take from those and use that as a base, from there we can edit anything that is problematic using the other takes.
This way I am always well prepared for the sessions and fingers crossed never make the same mistake in the same place over 4/5 takes. We also like to edit after each piece or series of pieces by a particular composer this way my interpretation is foremost in our minds when doing any edits.
So it is not the stop start micro editing way of working that is unfortunately common place these days and often gives a false impression of the player and a very sterile/clinical recording.
Everything we recorded made it to the album.