Recording for Rubber Soul started on 12 October 1965 at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios), with definite generation and blend down occurring on 15 November.[19] During the sessions, the Beatles normally centered around calibrating the melodic course of action for every tune, a methodology that mirrored the developing division between the band as a live demonstration and their desire as account artists.[20] The collection was one of the primary tasks that Martin attempted subsequent to leaving EMI's staff and helping to establish Associated Independent Recording (AIR).[21] Martin later depicted Rubber Soul as "the main collection to display another, developing Beatles to the world",[22] including: "Out of the blue we started to consider collections craftsmanship all alone, as entire entities."[23] This was the last Beatle collection that chronicle design Norman Smith dealt with before he was elevated by EMI to record producer.[24] The sessions were held more than thirteen days and totalled 113 hours, with a further seventeen hours (spread more than six days) took into account mixing.[21]

The band were compelled to work to a tight due date to guarantee the collection was finished in time for a pre-Christmas release.[25] They were in any case in the new position of having the capacity to commit themselves exclusively to an account venture, without the intrusion of any visiting, taping or radio engagements.[4] According to writer Christopher Bray, this made Rubber Soul not only abnormal in the Beatles' profession but rather "insistently dissimilar to those LPs made by other bands".[26] From 4 November, by which point just around a large portion of the required number of tunes were close fruition, the Beatles' sessions were routinely reserved to complete at 3 am each day.[27]

As the band's primary authors, Lennon and McCartney attempted to finish enough melodies for the project.[5][28] After a session on 27 October was dropped because of an absence of new material, Martin told a columnist that he and the gathering "want to continue one week from now" yet would not consider recording tunes by some other composers.[29] The Beatles finished "Pause" for the collection, having taped the tune's cadence track amid the sessions for Help! in June 1965.[30] The instrumental "12-Bar Original", a twelve-bar blues in the style of Booker T. and the M.G.'s,[31] was recorded however stayed unreleased until 1996.[32][nb 1] "Day Tripper" and "We Can Work It Out" were likewise recorded amid the Rubber Soul sessions, yet issued independently on a non-collection single.[34] For the first run through, with the end goal to abstain from advancing the discharge with various TV and radio appearances, the Beatles created movie cuts for the two songs.[35][36] Directed by Joe McGrath, these clasps were taped at Twickenham Film Studios in south-west London on 23 November.[37][38] Among the couple of intrusions to the escalated recording period for the collection, the Beatles got their MBEs at Buckingham Palace on 26 October, from Queen Elizabeth II.[39] moreover, on 1– 2 November, the band shot their portions for The Music of Lennon and McCartney, a Granada Television tribute to the Lennon– McCartney songwriting organization.