• sudhingr8

    Hey joe, thanks for answering my question. You really motivate me to stop whining about my equipment and to work on writing and recording songs. You are awesome!!!

  • Corey

    So you started over after hitting cmd Z? You couldn’t hit Shift+Cmd+Z to “redo” record? Even if that didn’t work, usually you can still browse your audio pool for that project, and bring back deleted material.

    • Nope. Undo undid the recording itself, the audio was gone forever. 🙁

  • Paul McCartney recorded the “McCartney” solo album on a 4-track reel-to-reel. Wikipedia reports: “Using a Studer four-track tape recorder, McCartney began with “The Lovely Linda”, a song he taped in order to test the new equipment. Enjoying the experience, he continued, composing and improvising new material and overdubbing his singing and further instrumentation; reflecting the sequencing on the released album, the second and third songs McCartney taped were “That Would Be Something” and “Valentine Day”. …

    On 12 February, McCartney took his Studer tapes to Morgan Studios, in the north-west London suburb of Willesden, where he copied the four-track recordings onto eight-track tape, to allow for further overdubbing. These recordings included “Junk” and “Teddy Boy”, two songs he had begun writing during the Beatles’ 1968 visit to India and had rehearsed with the band in January 1969 for their abandoned Get Back film project. Later in February 1970, McCartney moved to the more familiar Abbey Road Studios. There, he carried out further mixing on the previously recorded material and, on 22 February, recorded “Every Night” – another track rehearsed during the Get Back sessions – and “Maybe I’m Amazed”. Wishing to maintain secrecy about his forthcoming solo album, McCartney booked the studio time at Morgan and Abbey Road under the pseudonym “Billy Martin”.
    McCartney played all the musical instruments on the album
    – from electric and acoustic guitars and bass to keyboards, drums and various percussion instruments – with Linda supplying backing vocals on a number of songs. She also contributed the breathing and animal-like sounds, with McCartney, on the album-closing instrumental, “Kreen-Akrore”, one of the collection’s forays into experimental music. With this homemade approach to recording, McCartney eschewed the musical sophistication that had distinguished the Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road and instead returned to the “as nature intended” ethos of Get Back.”


  • Evan

    Glad to see your grandpa could join