Join Bobby Owsinski for an in-depth discussion in this video Submitting music to online stores and services, part of Audio Mastering Techniques.
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If you want to distribute your work via online stores, you might want to consider one…of the big three distribution services, CD Baby, TuneCore, or ReverbNation.…While you may be able to submit your songs to some online stores, others like iTunes…require a record label account with a large amount of titles.…Plus each online store has different file format requirements, which can cause you to…spend a lot of time with file preparation when submission is just a single click away…with CD Baby, TuneCore, ReverbNation.…
In a nutshell, TuneCore and ReverbNation charge annual fees but don't take a percentage of your sales.…CD Baby takes a 9% cut, but doesn't charge an annual fee.…And if you want physical distribution only CD Baby and ReverbNation offer that service.…
First, discover how to configure your monitoring setup, optimize your listening environment, and prepare and print alternative mixes that will allow you to make quick fixes during mastering. Bobby then reviews a selection of dedicated mastering tools that give you precise control over select signal parameters, from compressors to de-essers. He'll discuss the differences between mastering for CD, online distribution, and specifically for iTunes, and how to achieve the best results for each medium. The course wraps with lessons on mastering for high-resolution formats like Blu-ray, as well as delivering and archiving the master recording once the project is complete.
- What is mastering?
- Preparing your tracks for mastering
- Deciding between monitors and headphones
- Exploring the dynamic range of different music genres
- Adjusting song balances
- Compressing the tracks
- Balancing frequency
- Reducing sibilance with a de-esser
- Inserting fades
- Eliminating noise
- Mastering CDs, MP3s, and AACs for iTunes
- Archiving masters