OK, serious question this time... When you record, do you go for complete takes of each inst. or do you comp together "the good bits" from multiple takes? Also do you clone choruses or other phrases?
this is a great question.
we definitely comp together takes, but we always try to preserve the integrity of the performance. in some songs, we end up keeping pretty close to full takes. but in most cases, we use whatever bit has the best energy and performance. sometimes we choose one over the other. but we never clone. we try to give each chorus it's own feel, different from the previous chorus. sometimes it's a chance for me to perform it differently, sometimes its just a slight variation to keep it fresh.
i hope this makes sense.. i tend to ramble about this stuff!