I thought a thread discussing session preparation would be very informative. Generally speaking when im about to track a project, i mostly concerned with tempos and daw preparation (color coding etc.). Then i begin to think about the drum tracking process. new skins, tuning, placement in the room, micing etc. I was really hoping one of the experts around here had some free time to write up something explaining their procedures and thought processes prior to tracking. I also very interested in knowing when you use a static tempo or tempo map, most of the bands/projects i deal with do not have the tempos 100% figured out, some of that happens just prior to recording which usually gives me mediocre results. Cheers guys!