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Master My Recording
Master my Recording
Once the recording process has begun, it is important to make the best use of the time. Each composer/songwriter/band will have their preferred approach.
When the actual recording is completed, mixing and mastering will still be necessary before the piece of music is ready to be sent out.
Some things to consider during this part of the process include:
Once a piece of music has been recorded, the individual instruments and vocal tracks will be mixed to provide the desired sound. This process allows certain instruments to be given more prominence and has an important bearing on the composition.
Specialist mixers are very much in demand, but for demo purposes, it is worth considering if it is a necessary expense or whether it can be done in the same studio where the recording took place.
The last step before a recording is ready, mastering ensures that the sound levels are suitable for playing the piece of music on a stereo, through a PA, on the radio, etc.
How a composition is mastered has a bearing on how it sounds, and as a consequence, high budget recording enlists the skills of expensive specialists.
Even a demo needs to be mastered, and the costs should be factored into a budget.
An 'ISRC code' can be incorporated into a piece of music during the mastering process if all the necessary information has been supplied to PPL.
The ISRC code is crucial for both commercial releases and production music, because it allows the composition to be recognised. Even if tracks are to be used for demo purposes, a code could still generate royalties if the compositions are played on the radio.