Nothing happens in my life unless it is imagined, planned and scheduled. This includes making reeds and practising.
Though I have written a long article about the recording process, I find the bare bones list to be more interesting; each project is a bit different in it’s nitty-gritty details. And this list can be translated to fit any recording project --- expanded to fit a massive-budget pop recording project and slimmed down to one cellist recording the Bach Suites and using her toe to press the start button.
And no matter how many times I make this list, I always forget something.
Record label/Internet label
Grant applications/Fund raising
Music rental/creation/mailing of parts
Collecting addresses/payment info for musicians/venue/instrument rental
Rehearsals, sessions, keyboard tuning, flight arrivals/departures
Books drivers & assistants
Confirm venue - check equipment & access
Page turners (more important than you might think)
Instrument rental /tuning
Confirm assistants (drivers, librarian, production)
Bring extra parts & scores (librarian)
Bring cheques (or mail after sessions)
Sound check/Ustream clip
Printing of CD and Cover