CHAPTER 10Fades, Sequencing, and Spacing

The way you get from one song to another on an album is important to the listening experience. You feel it. In mastering, you should always work to achieve the best effect as you transition between songs. This transition is made up of not only the fades and spacing but also the sequence of the songs.

Spacing Between Songs

The spacing between songs is important to the listening experience and must be set in a way that works artistically. The way you accomplish this varies depending on the digital audio workstation (DAW) you are using.

With some DAWs, spacing between songs is very easy to set and audition. Samplitude and Sequoia are two DAWs that make the task easy. Some of the least powerful mastering DAWs ...

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