27
Jul
14

The Master…

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No, not the arch-enemy of Doctor Who… I’ve decided to take the plunge and get one of my electronic tracks mixed and mastered for iTunes as a kind of learning experience. Because I’m often on the move, (teaching in Sydney now then back to Japan in September), there’s never been a point to get studio monitors or convert a room to home studio… besides, I still don’t have the ears of a professional when it comes to panning the stereo field, adjusting the equalisation to rid muddiness etc or the software to boost and compress it for a professional sale.

 

Even though they say you just need a computer to record and distribute music, there’s still no substitute for the professional mixing and mastering. Besides, if you want to sell on iTunes you need sales codes encoded in the file.

 

So, I’ll see how it goes, and might do a couple more songs down the line, not that I expect many sales since I haven’t even had many free downloads. But it also means the song is ready for use if someone wants to use the music in a documentary or Youtube video for instance.

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2 Responses to “The Master…”


  1. September 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so
    I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say,
    I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything.

    Do you have any points for beginner blog writers? I’d definitely
    appreciate it.

    • September 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Sorry your first comment didn’t come through but thanks for leaving a comment. As for pointers, I think the main thing is to be consistent and regular and hope that you tap into a niche or find an audience -but I can’t say this blog has achieved that, so I’ve tried other blogs to see which works. (My Munhwa Experience cartoon blog has had a bit more success…)


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