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Cakewalk: Mastering A Seamless Album

Cakewalk/Sonar Tips & Techniques
Published February 2019
By Craig Anderton

Several effects and additional parts were added to this transition, which ended up making a complete song that led into the next song (lower right track).Several effects and additional parts were added to this transition, which ended up making a complete song that led into the next song (lower right track).

Cakewalk has all the tools you need to put together a seamless DJ‑style album.

DJ mixing is a pretty established art: you beat-match different tracks, crossfade them, sometimes pitch-shift them so you don't have jarringly untuned sections, add effects, and so on. But what if you're creating a project from scratch in Cakewalk?

My album project for 2018, Joie de Vivre (stream it from youtube.com/thecraiganderton) consisted of six individually recorded, rock-meets-EDM songs that I'd hoped to combine in a continuous mix. I figured I would just put the cuts and some transitions into Studio One's album assembly page, use the LUFS metering, add the needed crossfades and PQ codes, and be done. But...

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Published February 2019