ConcertinaChap wrote:A couple of years back I mastered a CD and when I played it back straight through there was no problem but when I told the CD player to jump to a particular track the player would miss a couple of notes at the beginning. That was when I learned to put at least 0.25 secs silence at the beginning of a track because it matters on a CD. So far as I'm aware it doesn't much matter for anything else but if your music is ever likely to end up on a red book CD then put that space in. Since you never quite know where your music will end up nowadays I always put it in on everything.
Exactly this! I always add some space at the beginning of my tracks in my DAW before rendering to audio (usually 1 quarter note of space in a 1/4 bar so that the rest of the track lines up to the bars). This prevents glitches at the start of the rendered file which can sometimes happen if the music starts at the very beginning.