THE SOUND-CHECK The sound-check stage of recording sessions requires great focus from the production team and ideally only those directly involved in the process should be present in the studio. At this point any distractions can have serious consequences and delay production considerably. The following are notes that may help streamline/optimise the sound evaluation procedure. During sound-check:

• All mobile phones must be switched off and not simply set on ‘silent’ or ‘vibrate’ mode (use ‘airplane’ mode as an alternative).