Help needed.. Got asked to make an album!

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Re: Help needed.. Got asked to make an album!

Post by JohnnyP » Tue May 14, 2019 4:54 pm

That's great Andrew! You deserve it. Congrats and hopefully in the future you'll be posting about all the places your music is being placed!

I think most points have been covered by earlier postings so my only addition (although obvious :D ) is to make sure your tempos are different from one track to another, even if just by a few bpm. And paraphrasing someones earlier post - once you have a deadline and the heat is on it's amazing how creative you can and will get! Best of luck with it! John
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Re: Help needed.. Got asked to make an album!

Post by harperpeterson » Fri May 17, 2019 8:21 am

I don't have any advice on this topic but I wanted to say congratulations! This is super exciting! :D

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Post by jaywilliams » Fri May 17, 2019 3:15 pm

ditto what Harper said. you're tearing it up Andrew, so excited for you! :)
see you at the top!

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Re: Help needed.. Got asked to make an album!

Post by JoeCurran » Fri May 17, 2019 4:57 pm

That’s great news. The time and work paying off.

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Re: Help needed.. Got asked to make an album!

Post by CTWF » Sat May 18, 2019 1:38 am

ResonantTone wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 1:29 pm
an album's worth of work!
Hey Andrew, curious to know what that exactly means in the case of instrumentals, that will be used in film/TV I suppose? Does that mean that they expect 15-20 tracks of a certain genre and style which are all 2-3 minutes long? Tom

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Re: Help needed.. Got asked to make an album!

Post by Kolstad » Sat May 18, 2019 2:52 am

Sounds great, but also like a lot of work. So make sure the deal is worth it, and that the library has some credentials to back up the request with. Not saying that it is, but it can be a mistake to feed lots of material into a fresh library (that may not have many contacts, or rely on a passive website) without any type of advance, reversion clause, on exclusive terms.

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Re: Help needed.. Got asked to make an album!

Post by ResonantTone » Sat May 18, 2019 4:08 am

Thank you all for the input!
CTWF wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 1:38 am
Hey Andrew, curious to know what that exactly means in the case of instrumentals, that will be used in film/TV I suppose? Does that mean that they expect 15-20 tracks of a certain genre and style which are all 2-3 minutes long? Tom
Hey Tom!

Yes, this is an instrumental cue album for film/tv. I clarified with the library in regards to how many tracks it should be comprised of. They got back to me and said between 5-10. Everything else that I’ve been doing for them have been in the 1:30-2 minute range, so I’ll keep these cues at a similar duration.
Kolstad wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:52 am
Sounds great, but also like a lot of work. So make sure the deal is worth it, and that the library has some credentials to back up the request with. Not saying that it is, but it can be a mistake to feed lots of material into a fresh library (that may not have many contacts, or rely on a passive website) without any type of advance, reversion clause, on exclusive terms.
Thanks Kolstad! I’ve been in contact with some people that have worked first hand with this library, and they had nothing but great things to say. They also have some really great credits on their website. :)

I’ve been cranking out stuff pretty much as fast as possible and I have about 7 cues completed for this project. Hoping that I can finish up another 2-3 over the weekend and have them a nice solid 9-10 track album within a week from the initial request.

Thank you all again for the thoughts and encouragement! You guys rock!

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Re: Help needed.. Got asked to make an album!

Post by ResonantTone » Mon May 20, 2019 2:07 pm

Just a quick update - I was able to finish the album and submit it today. Was a bit of a stretch to pull it all off within a week, but I figured you only get one shot at a first impression. I’ll sleep when I’m dead. :lol:

Somethings I learned:

- Metadata, stems and sub mixes, and compiling and submitting everything is TIME CONSUMING. I think I may try to incorporate as much of that as I can during earlier stages instead of waiting till the end to do it all.

- Good names, labels, and color coding go a long way for big projects like this. I wasn’t a major stickler on this stuff before, but I will be from now on

- For big projects, lots of small breaks really helps me a lot. My productivity drops after the first few hours working on something.. but a little 15-20 minute break does wonders to get me back on track.

Thank you all again for the input and advice! You guys are awesome. 8-)

Andrew

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Re: Help needed.. Got asked to make an album!

Post by Patrick » Mon May 20, 2019 2:34 pm

You completed an entire album in less than a week? :shock: It takes me more time to properly tune my 12 string.

You must have already had a ton of stuff in the can I'm assuming. Congratulations on the deal! That's a real feather in your cap!

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Re: Help needed.. Got asked to make an album!

Post by CTWF » Mon May 20, 2019 3:05 pm

ResonantTone wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Was a bit of a stretch to pull it all off within a week, ...
That's crazy!

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