TYPE OF HARD DRIVE
SSD (Sold State State) or 7200 rpms. Speed is everything.
BETTER CPU PERFORMANCE
Max out your memory in your computer for highest performance.
Shut down your computer when not in use.
BACK UP YOUR STUFF
Back up your work frequently. Activate auto save in your DAW to avoid loosing entire progress in the event of a computer or plugin crash.
Subscribe to a monthly cloud service for additional storage and or for mobility.
DON'T KILL YOURSELF
Before disconnecting or plugging in a mic or instrument, turn faders down or mute the channel. If you forget, you won’t die, but when you discover your speakers are blown you might.
IMPROVE VOCAL RECORDING
Invest in a pop filter to help decrease sibilance, harsh “s” or plosives.
Distance between mouth and mic should be a fist away.
Have coffee or tea handy for special powers.