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For streaming, do you still put a little silence before start of song??
Old 1 week ago
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For streaming, do you still put a little silence before start of song??

Is this necessary for streaming?

Old 1 week ago
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Justin P.'s Avatar

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It can’t hurt!

For normal stuff, I have 200ms between the start of the track/file and the first downbeat or note, sometimes less when the song has a fade in. This is true for all the master formats I create for a given project.

In the case of songs that overlap, or otherwise connect seamlessly, all bets are off. I just find the least awkward place for the track ID to change and do it there. WaveLab track splice markers make this pretty black and white.
Old 1 week ago
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miguelmarques's Avatar
Thechnically you don't need to but if there's at least a super short fade-in you're playing it safe and can't really hurt.

But in practice I end up doing it every time since I like to have that silence in between pressing play and the song actually starting. And it's always done by ear and not by a fixed amount of time! Some tracks benefit with having shorter to almost instant start, others really do better if you have a couple seconds of silence before they go on.

Obviously if it has a transition and has sound coming from the track before this doesn't apply.
Old 6 days ago
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ok, thanks!
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