The packaging of the final audio files in Logic Pro

Putting together the final files that clients will listen to is a time consuming, detail oriented and important task.  In this video I walk through the first half of one concert for the Colorado Music Festival.

It’s a 50 minute video, but may be useful to see how the final preparation takes place; the product the clients actually care about.

In live recording, and then post-production editing, mixing and mastering a classical orchestra concert I find that the post-production process usually takes about 2 to 3 times the length of the event.  So if the concert is 2 hours long it will take about 4 to 6 hours to complete the project, which then must be uploaded and backed up.

So a total timeline looks like this:

  1. Arrive at venue at 7 AM for set up
  2. Rehearsal at 10 – 12:30, set levels, figure out soloist stuff etc…
  3. Pack up microphones (I’ve already had a computer stolen,) leave mic stands and cables, out by 2:00

So we’re already seven hours in

  1. Arrive for concert at 5:30 and set microphones and console
  2. Concert from 7:30 – 9:30
  3. Tear down everything.  Back up files. Out of the venue by 11:30

Now we’re totaling thirteen hours

  1. 9:00 AM. Upload to mixing hard-drive and start mixing, done by 1:00 and grab some lunch
  2. Packaging and exporting/bouncing done by 3:00
  3. Upload to Google drive, and back up to B.U. Mixing hard-drive
  4. Out by 3:30

Now our total time for one concert is nineteen and a half hours.

This is pretty typical, and hopefully the video below will show some of that final process.

Going to go finish bouncing out the last 5 tracks for this concert!