DOs & DON’Ts

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DO fin­ish your tracks. That might sound like an odd piece of ad­vice in a fea­ture about im­proved work­flow and in­creased pro­duc­tiv­ity but both of these are de­pen­dent on a con­fi­dent mind­set and not fin­ish­ing tracks can be a kick in the teeth for your self-con­fi­dence.

DON’T aban­don cof­fee cups, wa­ter glasses and plates. At the end of ev­ery ses­sion, get them out of the stu­dio and wash them up and put them away. Noth­ing looks and smells worse than yes­ter­day’s food and drink on your desk the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

DO buy a box for the bits and pieces which al­ways go miss­ing, such as head­phone adap­tors, USB leads, rack screws, bat­ter­ies and mic clips. Put them all in one place and then put that box some­where sen­si­ble.

DON’T smoke in your stu­dio. It’s bad for your equip­ment and the smell will be a mas­sive turn-off for any non­smok­ing col­lab­o­ra­tors.

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