HOW MANY times have you come to overdub your fabulous four track demo and realised you've forgotten to put down a count-in? Makes life difficult, doesn't it? When do you start? Invariably a split second after you're supposed to. Here is the solution. Play the tape a few bars into the song then turn the cassette over so it runs backwards. Locate a spare, unused track, but be careful as they will have changed and the numbering of the tracks will be different. Now play the tape and clap along to the beat (you'll still be able to identify it) recording your handclaps on that spare track. Don't stop when the music does but continue past the end of (which is actually the beginning) of the track. Turn the tape over, and there are the backwards handclaps still perfectly on beat which will form your count in. Clever, isn't it?
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