consistent volume level with the others:
completed songs with all tracks in Logic or ProTools etc,
it's difficult to have exactly the same volume per song.
Some drum tracks or instrument tracks
are naturally louder-- a song full of flute and light keyboard
only is naturally softer unless we're careful to raise volume.
Simple method for a quick mastering of volumes:
1. Create a separate recording program project with the CD Name.
2. Pull in each full song, in track order.
3. Slide each track to begin after the previous track--
with the amount of "silence" you want between tracks.
4. Listen to the "seam" between each track, and
5. adjust the track's volume to match TRACK 1.
6. OPTIONAL IDEA: Create a filler track to transition
from one track to the next with a bit of continuing music.
I like to use foundation tracks from the SYNTH LEAD
instrument family in Garage Band.
7. BUT REMEMBER: Unlike in expensive programs,
you cannot "bounce out" track pieces from GarageBand.
A. If you have no filler (#6), just drag each song track to
Measure 1; send each to iTunes; and create CD from there.
B. If you DO create a filler, it's a bit more time consuming:
-- Send the FULL CD tracks to iTunes,
-- Pull that new merged track into the GarageBand project.
-- Separate each track as each new song starts
-- Then do Step 7A above.
hearing how tracks blend into each other--
so you get a preview and can experiment with
changing song track order to give the CD sound you want.
Lots of Examples to hear free at http://www.DianaDeeOsbornesongs.com/