Through every stage of the recording process it is imperative that the editing music work be addressed as soon after recording as possible. Editing, left undone will compromise any future overdubbing and ultimately, compromise the song. The process of editing is one that is fraught with critical decisions. Over-editing can lead to cold, lifeless performances. Under-editing can leave your song sounding unfocussed and sloppy. Therefore it is extremely important to ensure that you are working with someone who truly understands what they are doing and what you are trying to accomplish with your project.