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Should I perform over a track that isn't mastered, then have the track and my vocals mixed and mastered altogether ....OR.... should I perform over a track that is already mastered and then have it further mixed and mastered with my vocals?
Well, there's no universal rule, but I would suggest performing over the track that isn't mastered because that would give you the most flexibility while mixing. There have been times when I've overdubbed a part on something that was already mixed because the producer felt it was necessary, but every time I pull it off I breathe a sigh of relief :)
Hi Craig... I've been trying to figure out how to send you .aif file for mastering. The songs area in my Broadjam profile won't let me upload that kind of file and I don't think you're mastering mp3s are you? That's what it looks like if you follow the directions on the Broadjam site. What is the procedure for getting the uncompressed file to you?
Sorry I didn't reply to this earlier. When someone signs up for a mastering project, I send a letter with details on how to send me the file. There are free services like YouSendIt, SendSpace, etc. that will let you store a file "in the clouds" for a limited period of time for others to download. As to MP3 files, I have mastered them, but it's definitely a last resort. Actually, it comes after whatever the last resort is :)
Thanks for that! You might want to make that more clear on the Broadjam site. Cheers! -Al
Thanks Craig, you did a great job mastering my songs. :0)
Thanks - I like your music and hope I get to work with more of it!! Next time don't mix 'em so hot, though :) Let me add the heat, I have some pretty good "power tools" here! Good luck, and thanks again for the opportunity to work with your music.