editing refers to the process of altering objectionable
words in the lyrics of a song in order for it to be playable
on the radio. Standard radio edits can be done in several
Reverse the mix at the objectionable words. In this method,
everything plays backwards for the length of the word
- music & all. When done properly this DOES NOT throw
off the beat - everything after the reverse occurs at
the precise time it did before the edit. The result sounds
something like a DJ "scratching", which often
yields an interesting and desirable sound. This is most
often the preferred radio edit method.
Reverse just the objectionable words. In this case, you
would have to have both instrumental and acapella versions
of the song. The two are properly aligned, and the objectionable
words are reversed on the vocal track only.
Mute the objectionable words. Same as #2 above, but the
word is muted rather than reversed. Optionally, the full
mix and the instrumental mix are lined up, and the instrumental
mix is inserted at the bad words.
"Bleep" only the objectionable words. Same as
#2 above, but a "beep" or sound effect (provided
by client) is inserted where the words occur, but leaving
the music untouched.
"Bleep" the mix at the objectionable words.
Inserting a "beep" or sound effect (provided
by client) over the entire mix at the objectionable words.
The most obtrusive & least desirable of the options.
r adio editing rate is $80.00 per hour with a 1/2 hour