Kind of an open ended question. When I'm recording, I almost never copy/paste anything - I tend to just play (for example) the rhythm track the entire way through. Upside is that it sounds a bit more natural (to me anyway), downside is that it makes doubletracking a bit harder because I have guitar ADD and tend to get "wonderful ideas" halfway through the track and can never remember what the fuck I did when I'm laying the second track down.
So you dudes who record a lot (hi, Vince!) do you copy/paste measures together so that they all sound uniform? If so, how much do you do it and how do you go about finding the "best" splice point?
It all depends on the situation really, sometimes we'll use copy/paste just for the sake of getting it done, the same goes for punching in parts. There's one song we recorded that we did in sections because of how long and slow paced it is, it was easier to split it up into sections.
As far as the actual studio questions I have no idea, Nate is the recording guy in the band.