Getting Started With Some Mixing & Mastering Tips
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A Brief Need To Know Video On The Basics For Sending Tracks
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Mixing and Mastering Tips For Sending Your Tracks
What Are Your Terms of Agreement?
What Methods of Payment Do You Accept?
We take Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and PayPal. For PayPal use this Email: email@example.com
What is the Best Sample Rate or Bit Rate to Send the Music, and What About Dither?
Send songs for mastering in stereo WAV or AIFF files. Use the sample rate and bit rate, (sometimes called resolution), of the session that it was recorded with. Don't change the sample or bit rates from the original mix down. Mp3 files are NOT recomended. Use 44.1 at 16 bit at the minimum. However, the higher sample and bit rates you have, the better your master will be. Anything below 44.1 and 16 bits will not be accepted.
What Can I do to Best Prepare my Tracks For Mixing?
Please, do not put any effects or automation on the tracks unless you want them permanantly in the mix. I will add the reverb, compression etc. as needed. Use WAV or AIFF formats, Mp3 tracks are NOT recomended. Please label ALL of the tracks so they can be easily found, and have ALL the tracks starting point the same.
How Long Does the Mixing and Mastering Take?
That depends on a few variables such as, our workload at the time and how much work is needed on your tracks. In most cases, it only takes a few days per song. However, if there is a lot of editing and/or advanced vocal pitch corrections needed, it will take longer. The additional editing will be at an additional cost. No advanced editing will be done without the authorization of the artist or the artist's representation.
Do You Have a Prefered Music Genre to Mix?
No, we love all genres! Check out the genres on our Mix Samples page to hear just a few of the many music genres that we mix.
Does it Matter What DAW I Used to Record the Audio Tracks?
No, once the tracks are exported we treat them all the same.
I Have a Song That Needs a Radio Edit Version for Radio, Do You do That?
Yes, however, it is far better to remove the offensive words at the time of mixing. Once the song is mixed, taking out the offensive words without disrupting the song is nearly impossible. See our rates to remove any offensive words. Generally, it is approximately two words per half hour.
How Do I Zip Compress my Tracks and Send Them to You?
All of the bounced (exported) audio tracks must be in a single folder, then zip compress the folder for a much faster uploading time. The folder needs to be under 2 Gigs in size, in 99% of the time that is the case. If it is larger than 2 Gigs, simply make two smaller folders, then Zip compress and send them.
I am Not Sure if my Mix is Good, Should I get it Mastered, or Mixed and Mastered?
Easy, if you are not sure if your mixed song is good enough to be Mastered, send it to us and we will analyze it for you. Even if we only do the mastering on your song, trust us, it will sound a lot better.