I'm just getting ready to start doing Youtube covers and I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts are as far as etiquette and possible misrepresentation. I've heard three schools of thought on this. School 1: You have to do a single take of the song, no post processing, no alteration. Anything less than that and you're a poser who's putting up something that is not what you really sound like. School 2: You can splice together multiple takes. They do it in actual recording all the time. It's not logical to keep playing the song over and over until you play it perfect start to finish once. You can also mix the eq, adjust the gain, etc... to make it sound as nice as possible. School 3: You can do whatever you want. You can lay two tracks over one another if it sounds awesome. This is true even if it's something that you can't physically do in real life. Singers do it all the time. It's called harmonizing. So if you want to have a super fast bassline that is beyond your capabilities, then record bits and pieces and splice it altogether. Arguments against them: School 1: No real argument against this. If you're capable of playing the perfect bassline in one take, power to you. School 2: You're making yourself sound like a better bassist than you really are. School 3: You're straight up lying. Especially if you play that bass track over a video where you're not even doing the same thing that the bass track is doing. Thoughts?