Could you explain how to do a song transition, like how one track might go to the next track on an album? – Frequently Asked Question.
That is a great question. I’ve done albums where we use interstitials. This is essentially the space between two things – it could be montages of not just sound, but of web pages where maybe it folds into another image which then transitions to another one.
In music you might have two very different tracks. Maybe one’s a huge rock track (or a massive EDM song) and then it goes into a really beautiful, kind of open acoustic ballad. An interstitial can be that dissolve. Something that helps it go from one to another.
Most of the time the clever clever stuff is not done in the mix stage- yes, it’s created in the mix stage, but the mastering engineer is the person that does that. The great thing about leaving it with a mastering engineer is that you can take your final 2 track mixes, have them mastered and then play with where you want that transition to be!
I go into more depth about song transitions in the video below! I also answer the following questions:
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I hope you enjoyed today’s FAQ Friday! I’ll see you next week!