In order to ensure the best results we highly recommend following the requierements below, remember that you can also ask your technician’s any questions you might have !
1 – Your Rough Mix shouldn’t be too loud
Export it with the master modulating around -14/-12dB rms and without peaks above -6dB True Peak in the loudest part(s).
(We are well talking about the global volume of your track in the master not it’s fader value ! Your master fader should remain at 0dB. )
2 – Export Settings for indivdual tracks should be :
– your project sample rate (usually 44.1kHz or 48 kHz),
– project bit depth (usually 24bit / 32bit float or 16bit),
– Normalisation & Dither DISABLED
– .wav or .aif (uncompressed format)
– Export your tracks with a few seconds of silence after it to avoid any clicks or harsh cut.
3 – Make sure you are thruly happy on both sound design & arrangment sides of your rough mix.
If you have some issues you are aware of and that you can fix, try to fix them as early in the process as you can.
You shouldn’t think/say “we’ll fix it in the mix”. If you can fix it at recording/composing stages you’ll end up with a better result.
Remember that you can send you roughmix to your technician for a detailed feedback before exporting the individual tracks, he’ll be able to let you know if there is any major issues that needs some fixes on your side before sending the files over.
4 – What effects should i apply and which ones will you apply ?
As mixdown & creation shares some of the same tools and are closely related in several points, i would recommend :
– Any effects that serves your sound design and are more creatives should remain,
– Compressors & EQ’s you aren’t sure of or that you added in a more technical purpose may be removed if you aren’t totally satisfied with them (some will be added following the needs),
– Automated effects should be printed in your tracks, (if it was on the mixbuss or master, you may ask your technician to send you the mixdown before mastering as you may re-apply it).
– Reverbs, Delays and other spatio-temporal effects should be applied via sends to allow your technician to process the dry and wet signals separately,
– Remove anything that doesn’t make a difference when you bypass it.
5 – Provide the following informations
In a text file named “Infos.txt” includes the following informations :
– Sample Rate,
– Bit depth/Resolution,
– Track Name,
– Artist Name,
Join the text file along your audio files.
You can also provide those informations directly in your order’s follow email/ticket if you prefer.
They will help to ensure session is set up properly and will allow your technician to enter Metadatas & Credits directly.
Send your files to your audio technician
You can use WeTransfer (up to 2Go) or Mega.nz (up to 15gb with free account, encrypted transfer) for file transfers.
With both platforms you will be able to send a download link in your order’s related email/ticket.
Note : A private web application for order follow & files transfers is currently in development. We hope too release it within the upcoming months.
If you have any questions, feel free to open a support ticket and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.