I think I have this right, but I wanted to check before I commit.
My band has (had!) a song that we have decided to split into two separate songs. There is a very brief pause, although the tail of the drums will carry to the opening chord of the second half. I’m sure we’ve all heard split songs that connect to the next song (hello Pink Floyd, Tool).
My question is, if I have mixed and mastered this track as one song, is it just a simple case of bringing that mastered file into my DAW, splitting the track into two at the right point and then rendering them out again?
I assume that given that it is digital, there will be no degradation issues, but I was wondering what I do at the point of the cut, as Reaper will put a small fade there to stop any clicks from occurring. Is that the way to go, or remove those fades, or make them as small as possible?
Thanks in advance.