So you’ve got your fancy microphones plugged into your fancy interface and that is connected to your fancy computer so your all good to go! Right? Well maybe, BUT have you given your system a proper test run before the day of the recording? (think of answer here)
If your just recording yourself or it’s just a casual thing then maybe chillax and don’t worry too much but if it is a paying customer with the expectation that you know what you are doing, then I suggest doing a proper test run. “Proper'” means plugging everything in, opening a session with the same settings and track count that you will use on the day and recording some sounds. Make sure to record at least for the length of a song and then stop and hit record again and then playback and do this a couple of times to see if your system is happy. You can even stress test your system which means pushing it to its limits of so you know how much it can handle before it becomes sad.
Now I bring this advice to you because I made the rookie mistake the other day of trying to record at 96k without really doing a proper test run. I was indeed the Schmo when my system stopped recording mid take and I had to quickly scramble to open a 48k session that me and my gear were used to.
So anyway there ya go. Don’t be a schmo like me.