Checklists & FAQ
Checklists for file delivery for our Mixing & Mastering Services, as well as answering the most frequently asked questions.
File delivery for mastering service
- PRE-ROLL & DECAY
- Make sure that the beginning and end of your mix is not cut off. The best thing to do is to add a 2 to 3 second buffer before and after the song. PLUG-INS
- If you are using a limiter on your main out channel of your DAW, switch it off. LEVEL
- The loudest part of the title should not exceed -3 dBFS on your sum channel. Definitely not over -0.1 dBFS. AUDIO FORMAT
- WAV or AIF file in 24 bit or 32 bit floating point. SAMPLE RATE
- Maintain sample rate: If the project was mixed in 44.1 kHz, then also export the mix in 44.1 kHz DITHERING & NORMALISATION
- Please deactivate dithering and normalization. DESIGNATION
- Please name the files: track number - track name
Particularities for stem mastering
File delivery for Mixing Service
- Include a text file with the following information: title name, artist, BPM, song key, other information.
- All tracks must have the same starting point.
- If possible, keep mono tracks when exporting.
- Name all tracks appropriately. Correct: Kick In, Kick Out, Snare 1. Incorrect: Drum 1, Drum 2, Drum 3
- Panorama to center / zero PLUG-INS
- Please deactivate all effect plugins on tracks, sub buses / groups, and sum. Exceptions are effects that specifically contribute to the sound design. Please export one track with the disered effect and one without the effect. AUDIO FORMAT
- Resolution as high as possible. Optimally 24 bit or 32 bit / 64 bit floating point. WAV PCM or AIFF. SAMPLE RATE
- Maintain sample rate: If the project was mixed in 44.1 kHz, then also export the mix in 44.1 kHz. DITHERING & NORMALISATION
- Please deactivate dithering and normalization. UPLOAD
- Archive all files of a track in a .zip or .rar file before uploading.
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