Updated on July 5, 2021
Have You Thought About Editing When You Have To Submit Music, Or Any Such Task Lined Up?
Most of the time nobody gives much thought to editing because they think it is a job for a technical person rather than the musician himself. While this might be true to a certain extent, it is necessary for a musician to understand what happens during the process of editing. Does it mean that parts of my song are going to be cut out? Or does it mean that I have to reduce some of the parts that I have already done? Either way, when you have to submit music, be it instrumental or vocal, make sure you have understood the basics of editing so that you are in sync with the technician who’s in charge of the editing process.
Getting to know the various components of editing is essential if you need to be in the position of an evaluator or a validator. Just imagine what it would be like for you to employ an editor, basically, a sound editor, who is able to make all those cuts and changes to give you a good, finished product! You have it all with you, but you are not technically sound enough to figure out whether it has been done properly or not. This is when you need some info on editing components. You need to think about the comping and the arrangement, the noise reduction, and of course the editing of time and pitch. Once you are able to understand all these components and how they are interdependent, you will be able to recognise whether or not your sound editor has done a good job.
Trials Are The Key
To minimise the amount of time that you could take to record a piece of music and go into the unnecessary expense of paying the recording studio, it is always better to have full-blown trials before you think of doing the real thing. During these trials, you could delete what you don’t require and probably move a couple of sections or chords or parts of the song in such a way that it becomes more appealing. All this can be done in such a way that the comping that you do helps you select the best efforts that you have made thus far. In short, recording music is a painstaking effort. You cannot hope to do things in a hurry and expect it to come out well.
In the last couple of years, there has been tremendous advancement in sound engineering and allied fields. This has given a huge shot in the arm to budding and aspiring artists who are trying to make it big in the field of music.