Music Engineer

So you’re a musician that just recorded your first album. You probably went into a recording studio and played all of your parts a couple of times, with the audio engineer handling all of the technical stuff. As far as you know, they should be able to take all the parts they recorded, burn it to a disc, and then it should be ready to press. While this is not completely wrong, most professional musicians take their mixed down recording and pass it off to someone else for mastering.

What is mastering?
Mastering is the final step in the production of an album where they add the final “polish” to the recording. This is done by technically enhancing the clarity of the mixes. This makes the compilation of songs sound more coherent, more “together”. This also ensures that the mixes sound well on all listening devices.

Well, that’s all fine and dandy, but does a professional mastering technician do when mastering a recording?

1. Volume Level Maximization
This is to make sure that all audio is at maximum volume, so that all songs are at the same volume level. Ever watch late night television, where the volume of the commercials are a couple notches higher than the show you were watching? If a professional mastering engineer was involved, they would raise the volume of television show to match the volume of the commercials.

2. Ensuring a Consistent Balance of Frequencies
This ensures that all frequencies are accounted for in the recording; bass, mids, and treble, so that there are no areas where there is no bass/mids/treble.

3. Noise Reduction
This is the process of removing noise from an audio signal. When using analog technology, sound recordings exhibit a type of noise known as tape hiss. This is related to the particle size and texture used in the magnetic emulsion that is sprayed on the recording media, and also to the relative tape velocity across the tape heads.

4. Encoding
A professional mastering lab may also take your recording and encode the UPC (Universal Product Code), ISRC (International Standard Recording Code), CD Text (additional info about the CD, e. g. album name, song name, and artist name) or other PQ information.

5. Error Checking
This ensures the integrity of the data stream during CD duplication / replication at any CD manufacturing plant.

Still confused about what a professional mastering engineer does to your CD audio recording when you hand it off to them? Don’t worry, audio mastering is a very complicated process. I just hope that you better understand why professional mastering is an integral part of the whole audio production process. It can make a world of difference!

Producers Music

Music lovers and producers can have access to the best music or search for their specific choice of music from the website of the online production music library.Commissioning as well as recording of latest music is an ongoing process at these libraries.For the music that is not royalty-free, the user has to pay the license fees, details pertaining to which will be provided on the website.Any unlicensed use of such music will be considered as an offence. Moreover, the licensed user of the music should not copy, distribute, rename or broadcast the music beyond the terms and conditions mentioned in the license agreement.

These music companies have their representatives in each country and those who require a license for their music can contact the agent and provide the details such as nature of use of the music for which the license is sought, title of the song, name of the composer, etc… Track details will be available in the download page and also a list of tracks will be emailed to the user automatically. These libraries are huge storages of thousands of tracks and the producer is assured of getting the right type of music for his project and it is very easy also to find out the track that suits to his requirement.Whether it is radio program or a TV show or a blockbuster movie or a commercial ad, a producer can get the best track that will give life to his program.

An online production music library creates the tracks of different genres and different sounds and they produce new albums all month. The users can make their search either by album or by keywords. The tracks are of full length with edits and sub-mixes for download.The download can be made to either MP3 or WAV file. Many of the libraries provide their tracks on CD as well.Quick scanning is possible by genre, composer or keyword. The reputed firms will deal with the best musicians and composers only and make use of all state-of-the-art facilities for music recording.

Some of the companies provide Royalty-free music, which enables the producer to use the music for a specific set of uses without paying any royalty.When a user gets royalty-free music for TV broadcasts,the same music will not be royalty free for radio broadcasts or movies or any other type of program. The terms and conditions vary among different companies.Some of the companies are also offering lifetime music licenses at affordable prices.

Music lovers and producers can have access to the best music or search for their specific choice of music from the website of the online production music library.Commissioning as well as recording of latest music is an ongoing process at these libraries.For the music that is not royalty-free, the user has to pay the license fees, details pertaining to which will be provided on the website.Any unlicensed use of such music will be considered as an offence. Moreover, the licensed user of the music should not copy, distribute, rename or broadcast the music beyond the terms and conditions mentioned in the license agreement.

These music companies have their representatives in each country and those who require a license for their music can contact the agent and provide the details such as nature of use of the music for which the license is sought, title of the song, name of the composer, etc… Track details will be available in the download page and also a list of tracks will be emailed to the user automatically. These libraries are huge storages of thousands of tracks and the producer is assured of getting the right type of music for his project and it is very easy also to find out the track that suits to his requirement.Whether it is radio program or a TV show or a blockbuster movie or a commercial ad, a producer can get the best track that will give life to his program.

An online production music library creates the tracks of different genres and different sounds and they produce new albums all month. The users can make their search either by album or by keywords. The tracks are of full length with edits and sub-mixes for download.The download can be made to either MP3 or WAV file. Many of the libraries provide their tracks on CD as well.Quick scanning is possible by genre, composer or keyword. The reputed firms will deal with the best musicians and composers only and make use of all state-of-the-art facilities for music recording.

Some of the companies provide Royalty-free music, which enables the producer to use the music for a specific set of uses without paying any royalty.When a user gets royalty-free music for TV broadcasts,the same music will not be royalty free for radio broadcasts or movies or any other type of program. The terms and conditions vary among different companies.Some of the companies are also offering lifetime music licenses at affordable prices.