Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ
What sort of files do you need for mixing?
To get the best results I´ll require minimum 24 bit and 44KHz WAV or AIF stems for mixing.
When exporting your files for mastering MAKE SURE you are not using any signal processing plugins on the master bus such as compressor/limiter/maximizer. Make sure your songs have “headroom”, somewhere around -6db or below.
What kind of files do you need for mastering?
I´ll require minimum 24 bit and 44KHz WAV or AIF steroe files for mastering, with headroom, no louder than -6dBFS. These files are created once you have mixed down your music.
Compressed (lossy compressed) files are not accepted. These include files such as MP3s, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, m4a.
When exporting your files for mastering pls. do not use any signal processing plugins on the master bus such as compressor/limiter/maximizer!
I´m using ProTools, what do I do?
You´ll need to export individual tracks in your mix (bounce) as WAV or AIFF, minimum 24bit and 44.1 kHz. Create a new folder where you will save all of your tracks. Select all tracks within your project. From the “Edit” menu, select “Consolidate Clip”. Type “ctrl+shift+K” on a PC or “apple+shift+K” on a Mac to open the Render settings dialog. Select Export options as WAV - Interleaved - 24bit PCM and 44.1 kHz Sample Rateþ Click Export, Zip and send!
Check Avid Website Support if you have problems. This short video might also help.
I want my song to sound like....xyz. Can you make that happen?
If you have any preferences for sound or style thats great, just let me know what you´re looking for and send me some reference track that sounds somewhat similar. That will help me and i´ll approach the mixing process with that in mind. I will be very frank with you and let you know if I think your mix needs additional work before moving forward, just to make sure we get the best end results.