Layers, layers, layers…
Q: What is the most useful production trick I can teach you?
A: Layers, and how to use them.
Q: What is the most useful trick for recording vocals?
Q: What is the most useful trick for recording guitars?
Q: How about horns or strings?
A: Guess what… …that’s right Layers!!!!!
Solid techniques in layering will do wonders for your recordings. By
the way, did I mention how important layers are? They are especially
important in digital recording. They can be used in several stages of
the recording process; in the arrangement, while tracking, while
editing, and during the mix. I will begin with tracking. The technique
of layering an arrangement shares a greater similarity to layering
the mix, so I will come back to it.