I’m preparing to submit music for AJ and have questions about the level of the watermark:
Are there guidelines as to how loud the watermark must be relative to the track?
When preparing the (watermarked) preview file, do authors generally (a) simply add the watermark to the final, mastered track or (b) reduce the overall level of the mastered track to allow headroom for the watermark? (Obviously in the case of (b) the un-watermarked version of the file would remain at the full, mastered level; what I’m asking is whether authors typically reduce the level of the mastered file to accommodate the watermark for the purpose of bouncing the preview version.)
Thanks for any suggestions.