Recording (also called tracking) is essentially the process of recording songs. The name comes from the fact that each instrument is recorded individually and given it’s own “track” in the mix, so that the balance and sound of each can be controlled later. Originally, “track” referred to a thin width of analogue tape, today it usually means a file on a hard drive. Performances can be “live”, with all the musicans playing at once; one instrument at a time; or a mixture of the two.
Most importantly – get a great performance !
Mixing is the process of blending all the individual tracks in a recording to create a version of the song that sounds as good as possible – the “mix" balancing the levels of the tracks that have been recorded
Mixing often also includes a good deal of editing - choosing the best bits of every take of a song, and sometimes even building musical elements from scratch. Sometimes there is so much editing involved it forms a separate stage in between tracking and mixing.
Mastering is the process of turning a collection of songs into an album (or single, or playlist, or podcast…) and combining them to create a final master for manufacturing. Or – it’s making your music sound the best it can be.
In mixing you are balancing the instruments to get a great mix of each song, in mastering you are balancing songs against each other to get a great sequence. This can vary from being a very subtle process, involving minor tweaks to polish the existing mixes, through to occasionally being a complete rescue mission for problem songs, or where detailed restoration is needed.
Briefly the process involves:
Creating a secure, reliable manufacturing master, including PQ information, UPC/EAN codes, ISRCs, CD-Text
CD Production & Printing
Fast Traxx offers quality CD manufacturing services, including short run CD duplication and CD replication options. CD duplication refers to transferring (also known as copying, burning or duplicating) audio or data content onto pre-made blank Compact Disc-Recordable (CD-R) discs. CD-Rs can only be recorded once and the CD content cannot be erased. CD duplication offers lower pricing for smaller jobs up to 500 discs or is appropriate when speedy turnaround is needed. CD replication is the standard industry process for manufacturing large quantities of CDs and is generally the most economical solution for orders of 500 or more units. In the CD replication process, also known as CD pressing, discs are injection molded, metalized and stamped with digital file information. The higher set up costs for replicationg CDs is why replication is more economical for larger run CD projects. Disc artwork is applied to replicated CDs using either offset or silkscreen printing.
DVD Production & Printing
Fast Traxx offer made-to-order DVD production, including short run DVD duplication and DVD replication options. DVD duplication refers to transferring (also known as burning) video or data content onto pre-made blank DVD-R discs (where the "R" stands for recordable). DVD-Rs can only be recorded once and the DVD content cannot be erased. DVD duplication offers lower pricing for smaller jobs up to 500 units or is the right choice when fast turnaround is needed. DVD replication is the standard industry process for manufacturing larger quantities of DVDs and is usually the most economic solution for orders of 500 or more discs. With DVD replication, discs are injection molded, metalized and stamped with digital file information. replicationg DVDs involves higher set up costs and is thus not economical for shorter run DVD projects. Disc artwork is applied to replicated DVDs using either silkscreen or offset printing.
Blu-ray duplication & Printing
Blu-ray duplication is an industry term that refers to transferring content onto pre-manufactured blank Blu-ray Disc recordable (or BD-R) discs. Mixonic offers single layer BD-R discs with 25 GB capacity and Blu-Ray duplication options of 1, 3 or 5-day production. You can order up to 300 duplicated BD-Rs as fast as 1 day and up to 500 BD-Rs with our 3 and 5-day production options. BD-R discs can only be written to once and are not erasable. For Blu-Ray duplication projects, we offer retail Blu-Ray cases plus a wide range of other disc packaging.
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