Just a quick post. If your going to do a recording session soon, big or small, I suggest getting as much as you can prepared before you get there. I kicked myself today for not following this advice.
Do anything and everything that can be done prior to the session. Things like labeling preamps (if you know what your gonna use). Getting a pretty accurate count of mics, DIs, leads, stands and clips u need oh and power. White tape and a sharpie.
Set up your recording software session and have it all labelled. This is basic stuff but easy to put off until the day which wastes minutes of valuable time.
Leave things you definitely don’t need at home to keep yourself uncluttered. Don’t take too much to the room and make a mess. If u only need 5 mic stands, then take 5 plus a spare but don’t take your whole collection. Same with leads and mics.
That’s the main bulk of it. So yeah, save yourself a bit of stress and get this crap outta the way when you don’t have people waiting for you. Figure out what you need and pack accordingly. Label well. The end. 😉