1 min. version: Exact to the second?

Hi everyone!

This is my first post here, so I’d like to take this opportunity to salute each and every one of you!

When you make, say, a 1-minute version of a track, do you strive to keep it at 60 seconds sharp or is there some leeway of give or take a few seconds? Between the all-important reverse cymbal opening and the reverb tails at the ending, my 1-minute edits tend to settle somewhere around 64 seconds, depending on tempo. I will indicate the exact duration of each version in their respective track descriptions, but it’s tempting to name them “1 minute version” and I don’t want to annoy anyone down the line. Is it OK to say, for example: “1 minute version (1:04)”?

Hi FullScaleAudio. I do the same as what you showed in your example. I think that is fine when you clearly state the exact length in parentheses. To date, I haven’t received any negative feedback from this approach.

Absolutely - I have some time dependent tracks (countdowns) that have very specific hit points at 60, 30, 10 seconds. As long as the audio syncs up to a video timeline at these audio cues then no problem. Tails can bleed post 1 minute allowing the buyer to cut / crop the audio to suit their needs.

Thank you guys, much appreciated. It’s good to know that I’m on the right track.