Do I need a Barcode to sell my CD?
I’m often asked by my clients whether they need a barcode to sell their CD in shops. The simple answer is yes. I have many clients that just wish to sell their CDs at gigs so in that case a barcode would not be needed.
What is an EAN barcode?
An EAN barcode (European Article Number) is used to represent and track your CD as an entire physical product compared to an ISRC code which represents individual tracks or sound recordings.
Everything you need to know about ISRC codes.
I had a client recently that was struggling to get the kick drum to punch through a dense mix. I gave some quick advice in an email which I thought I'd share here.
When mixing a kick drum into a piece of music it’s not just a case of having enough top end on the kick drum to make it cut through the mid range of the mix it’s best to make space for it in the mix by having less sounds playing at the same time as the kick drum. Another way to make space for the kick drum is by reducing the frequencies in other instruments that clash with the same frequencies that the kick drum occupies especially in the bass and sub bass area of a mix if you want a nice thump to cut through.