Before And After Of My Track "Love Was A Game We Played"

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, May 3, 2013
I'm working on a new CD of all original material. My CD is being mixed and mastered by my friend and colleague, producer Gary Gray.  

Gary and I created a course together last year called "How To Produce Music That Will Get Licensed And Make You Money" and we'll be releasing a new course soon about mastering called "Mysteries Of Mastering Solved".  When it came time to find a producer for my CD I knew I wanted to work with Gary based on all the great conversations we've had about music over the course of the last year or so and all of the work of his I've heard.

Gary lives in California and I live in Chicago.  I couldn't really afford to fly out to California to record the entire CD with Gary so instead I decided to do all the tracking in Chicago and then send Gary my files and have him mix and master everything in his state of the art studio.

We're about halfway through the CD and the results are fantastic!  I thought I'd share with you all the before and after versions of one of the songs from my new CD, "Love Was A Game We Played".   Here's the track as it sounded when I recorded it in Chicago and did a quick rough mix of the track:

 And here's what the track sounds like after Gary worked his production and arranging magic:

Maybe I'm biased because it's my song, but I think Gary did an amazing job!  Gary did a great job at bringing this track to life.  Having your tracks mixed and mastered properly is critical.  This can make or break your songs in terms of licensing opportunities.  It has to be done right!

Next week I'm going to be posting several posts Gary has written about the topic of mastering in advance of the release of our new course, "Mysteries Of Mastering Solved".  Gary has a lot to say about this topic and it's a really important topic to understand if you want to maximize your licensing potential.  

We have a lot of free content for you, including an audio interview, several blog posts and a free video.  So whether you buy the course or not, be sure to stay tuned to my site and newsletter if you want to learn about the art of mastering your tracks!  The free content alone is going to be fantastic!

So stay tuned for those posts and in the meantime, if you haven't already, be sure to check out our course "How To Produce Music That Will Get Licensed And Make You Money".

Check out the first video in the course here:

Check out the trailer for our new course, "Mysteries Of Mastering Solved":


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