Even though it is only a temp track, you should still produce something that will be worthwhile.
When you are given a deadline, you might be tempted to throw something together with a track that you like, edit it a bit, and submit it.
If your client falls in love with the track that you didn’t put your heart into, then you will have to produce content like that again and again.
Make sure you are able to produce something that you think is good.
- The client may be distracted by the temp track, or may feel married to it.
- A temp track’s pacing and energy could tie your hands during the editing process.
- It’s better to use watermarked samples of stock music or to work in tandem with the composer for original music.
“Although expedient at the outset, editing with a popular track as your temporary music bed can create a lot of unnecessary heartache for you and your team. Here are some things to be mindful of before traversing the minefield of editing with temp music.”