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

  • Deactivate all plugins on your main out (master bus | 2 bus) channel of your DAW.
  • All stems should have the same starting point.
  • All stems combined in a new DAW session should result in the same mix.
  • Name all stems like this: track number - track name - stem group.

File delivery for Mixing Service

    GRUNDSÄTZLICH
  • 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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