RECORDING HINTS -- written about using GarageBand -- BUT
these Hints help increase your skills in ProTools, Logic, etc.
AT THE END OF YOUR SONG
What do I mean? Here's an example: I downloaded from my website
(1) a beautiful, quiet meditative orchestra song and
(2) one of my fast-moving ragtime songs.
Two MP3 tracks copied onto a CD. (They're free to download by anyone, Right-click, then save to your device :)
(1) I listened to DESPERATE PRAYER... a relaxing, peaceful song withRenaissance style flute and violin music.
(2) But within a moment from the last note,
my player suddenly blasted out that loud ragtime.
Well, it did awaken me quite efficiently. Thus I learned this hint:
When you go to burn a CD,
the PROGRAM offers you a couple of choices of how many seconds between the CD tracks.
You don't get that choice burning song files in MP3 format, at least in some programs.
And much music online ready to be downloaded so people can learn how great your music is,
is in MP3 format.
The result: Your listeners just might lose the mood of your first song when the second song immediately plays and blasts away that mood.
Easy fix (in any recording program) IF YOU PLAN AHEAD:
At the end of your longest recording track (e.g., the piano track),
add two blank measures.
If your program assumes the song ends with the last note,
it's easy to fool it (you win !) by adding a fast high-pitch note
at the end of that 2nd extra measure
and lower the volume as far as it will go...
NO ONE WILL HEAR THAT FINAL NOTE
but it acts like a place holder
forcing the MP3 track to be that much longer:
Silence before another MP3 song can be played.
How much time?
able to control SOMETHING in Life!
Lots of Examples to hear free at http://www.DianaDeeOsbornesongs.com/