haha funny pics , I read this too late… to enter the competition
hi guys/girls fellow authors
I was just curious about how people master their tracks/songs, as in describe your mastering chain? what equipment you use and in which order etc…
would be nice to know how the many different authors do their mastering, like a general idea.
and any tips? feel free to share.thanks alot
Good question. Imagine a box. Everything must be arranged properly, from the bottom to top, front and back so you fill up the whole box nicely.
In music it`s the same. Every instrument “takes a space” in that box. In order to fill it you need different types of instruments/vsts etc. ; each one has it`s own frequency. Also simulating reverb (adds more depth, but it can also ruin the whole song if you over use it). Reverb effect is as important as keeping everything “dry”.
So, panning left/right , adding a little reverb (panned left/right, gives you more depth , it can bring the sound closer or make it sound farther away). Also, recording twice the same instrument and panning left/right the same sound can give you amazing stereo/depth sound. Mono sounds are as important as stereo sounds. It`s all about having a balance of everything (not too much bass, treble etc).
Oh , the most important thing I omitted : YOU NEED A GOOD PAIR OF SPEAKERS and most likely professional headphones . If the song sound good on them, it will sound good on any speaker.
After all the song is in the artist’s head. It`s all about how you reveal it to the audience. Just my humble two cents (and don`t forget to test your song on different set of speakers ex : car, TV, laptop etc)
Cool I like that.
For me, one of the more difficult aspect of music composition is giving it a title. And it’s just more difficult when it’s an instrumental composition too, in my opinion. I mean sometimes I know exactly what I want it to be called, but sometimes I just can’t find the right word(s) that can match the music. Maybe it’s just me XD
I’m just curious, how do you guys go about coming up with a name for your music? Do you entitle it first and then write or what? Or do you not really care?Thomas
Hi , interesting topic. I guess each one of us it`s different. I , myself have two methods: either just start on a song randomly and whenever it`s done I decide on a title, or I think ahead what I want to accomplish with the song and think of a title and then create the melody to suit the title.
I guess it all depends on the mood of the song , or what you want your audience to experience when they hear the song.
As long as you have a hi res image it would work. I don`t see why your file would get rejected if you use vectors.
This is a big issue. I guess those who copy other`s work do not stand a chance in front of the real original authors.
hahahah good one ;))))))) .. wow.. old times….
This is great .