As the CD was made in my home studio, I was able to take the time to work on the pieces at my own pace. This is the advantage of not being billed by the hour. This is also the downside … we don’t count the hours anymore, we work like crazy!
But I really like the time spent adjusting, listening, redoing … erasing too. For the recordings, Andrew (drums) would come to my house with his instrument and we would record his drums, with 8 microphones, on the frame that I had prepared. Usually we made 3 pieces.
Then, Jean-Philippe (bass) came to play on the same pieces. Obviously, having a drummer and bassist play together is the best solution, but I couldn’t record more than 8 tracks at a time in my home studio.
It still worked very well. For the piano, Julian, who lives in Sherbrooke, sent me “midi” frames that I incorporated into my pieces. The advantage of “midi” is that you can assign whatever sound you want to the frame. It might not be the best way to go, but it allows me to work at my speed … with my means.