Revisiting Cues in the Same Recording Session
When recording with real musicians, try to get a perfect take of a cue while you’re at it. It usually doesn’t work that well to revisit a cue “if we have time at the end” in order to get a better take. It will take almost as much time to get the cue back to a decent level again the second time as it did the first time.
When working on a cue, your players will rely heavily on their short term memory and will have forgotten almost everything again when you revisit the cue after a while. So the bottom line is to try to get a decent cue once you’re working on it and only revisit a cue if you have time to really practically start from scratch again with this cue.