After arranging my first session musician (drummer Casey Howden) I decided it would be prudent to arrange a schedule that I could keep track of easily to see all of the available recording dates I had booked out.
In order to do this, I opened Excel and organised a table that featured the headings –
- Hired Equipment
This table will contain all the key information I need to know prior to each session. The date and time speak for themselves, the instrument section states what I aim to record and the Artist(s) column shows who I am recording. The hired equipment segment shows what equipment I have hired for the specific session and the Engineer area confirms whether my assistant Daniel Marnie can make the session.
The table is obviously not complete yet but I shall upload a final version when I have arranged all my potential musicians. This should leave room for contingency dates as well, which can be used for general overdubs and taking advantage of the high quality monitors by mixing and mastering.