Now, it’s time for the session. You’ve arrived early and have made sure everything is set up and your signal chain is working properly. The coffee has been made, and there’s plenty of bottled water (and maybe some fresh lemon slices) available. I like to have a box of breath mints set out in the control room, as well as some little snacks such as protein bars and/or hard candy. Because I know the producer is going to have to sit through my editing, I usually will have the day’s newspaper on hand to give the producer something to do (and to keep them out of my hair) while I’m working. Oh yes, and I also have made sure that the studio and the control room have been tidied up.