Next up is the editing. The material will go through an iterative process within the
production team until the executive producer is happy with the product. At this point
listening copies (also known as edit masters) will be issued to your representatives.
If you have any issues or concerns with the audio at this point, you should ask the
production team if it’s possible to address them. If possible, your issues should
be addressed and a new listening copy released. It’s important to remember that
sometimes changes are not always actionable. Remember you will need to be realistic
in your expectations – recording sessions are time limited and the Producer must
cover the material to the best extent possible – and the final results may reflect this.
When you’re satisfied with the audio, you will likely be expected to sign a declaration
of “Acceptance to Press” meaning that you accept the last issued listening CD as that
which will be manufactured.