[QUESTION] why is it so hard to record a perfect take

I’ve been playing guitar for 9 years. I’m not very technically proficient at guitar, I am more of a composer than a player. I have a lot of bad habits. I’m recording some metalcore guitar DIs for a edm track I am producing and I am having a really tough time. I’ll get up in the morning, drink a cup of coffee, and attempt to record a perfect take literally all day long and go to sleep with nothing I’m willing to settle on. I have literally thousands of shitty takes in my temporary recording folder. I either hit the wrong string or accidentally left hand mute the string to early or too late or at a weird angle or my palm accidentally rubs against the 1st string or I don’t mute certain strings the right way or I didn’t palm mute at the right angle or maybe my attack isn’t very strong in certain parts, or I didn’t press down on a fret hard enough. there is always some reason why the take isn’t good.

I’m at the point where I hate recording and I dread it. it’s a huge ordeal. I have to get mentally prepared to sit through recording sessions which easily take up an entire day of work. it’s very stressful. I’m sort of losing my sanity. what’s funny is I feel like I play a lot better and even get ‘perfect’ takes when I’m not recording and don’t have that pressure on me. so what can I do?

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