Watchmaker wrote:Well, if you can't do it right the first time, do it again...I'm always disppointed when trying to fix timing issues in the mix. It's like asking the chef to lay an egg.
You shouldn't be thinking about timing corrections at this point...not at ALL.
But you didn't mention the circumstances, is this a straight mixing job? Did you engineer the recording? Are you volunteering to "Save" your buddy's failed attempt at recording his own band?
Either way, if everything has been approved by the client up until this point, I strongly suggest leaving this alone. The fact that you are asking tells me you aren't experienced with this sort of thing, it's a major pain in the ass, change one thing and now its relationship to everything else is changed, you can go down a dark rabbit hole doing this kind of stuff "Just cause"
When I was engineering professionally, I had unbreakable studio LAWS to navigate me through the soul-destroying world or time and pitch correction (Also known as "The talent button")
1. Thou shalt control thy cymbal velocity fastidiously, or thou shalt lose the right to record your drums and cymbals at the same time.
2. Thou shalt have listened to me and understood when I told your dumb-ass to PRACTICE TO A CLICK and keep consistent and intentional velocities on the kick and snare.
3. Thou shalt GTFO while I am editing, and your "Opinion" on the edits will neither be asked for or accepted.
Editing drum, tuning vocals, clients wanting to do laborious, pointless layer upon layer of sounds and the overall nose dive of musicianship caused me to quit producing/engineering/mixing as my "real" job about 10 years ago, now I have other people record ME. And when I do make recordings at home, I do them like a MAN...ON TAPE!