Ok, I know this probably doesn’t apply to anyone but me, but if there are any worship leaders out there using Reason or GarageBand and then mixing down to mp3 with iTunes I have discovered a sneaky little feature that iTunes has which caused me literally DAYS and DAYS of headaches so I thought I’d post on it.
I make loops with Reason and GarageBand to use in services under the other instruments. All of these include a click track panned hard left and the backing track panned hard right. Well, as soon as I imported the song into iTunes, the click track bled (and vice versa) into the backing track. While this may not seem a problem, when you are playing in front of a large crowd, you probably don’t want them hearing the click…
So TODAY I discovered this little check box in iTunes called ‘Sound Enhancer.’
This little checkbox actually CAUSES crossfade inbetween the left and right channels! ARRGGGHH! Why iTunes, Why?
SO, if you are doing split track recordings and bouncing them to iTunes, I would suggest that you UNCHECK the ‘sound enhancer’ box.