We are preparing to go record our first EP with our band, and we're preparing to do so by fixing some details in our songs we want to record, but how much do we have to prepare our songs before going over to recording? In some documentaries and video's I've seen a lot of bands that don't have their song completely finished before they record. They come up with some extra's on the spot and sometimes lyrics haven't even been written either. But compared to how we are preparing it's more like we're rehearsing for gigs instead of for recording as we're trying to play everything perfectly. The way we're going to record is first play to click track all together, then -> drums -> bass -> guitars -> vocals -> backing vocals -> final effects & fixes. How much do we prepare? How prepared do we have to be?