Online mixing advice
Prepare your tracks for mixing!
By following these guidelines, you save money and we save time!
The file format must be WAV, 24 BIT/44.1 kHz. Please contact us if your files are in a different format.
Number your tracks starting with 01 (not just ‘’1’’), mentioning each instrument (in Romanian or English) and the left and right channels (Example – 01 Kick, 12 Guitar_Right). Make sure each track has its own specific name. For example, if you have five guitar tracks, you can name them as follows: 11 Guitar_Right, 12 Guitar_Left, 13. Clean_Guitar, 14. Acoustic_Guitar and 15. Lead_Guitar.
Some instruments, such as the keyboards, can be sent as stereo files but we recommend each to be sent in split mono. For example, send your left and right channels as separate tracks, instead of a single stereo track. If necessary, you can also specify the type of microphone used (Example – Drum Room Mic U87 or R-Mono U87).
Keep the same number and name for all songs! For example, if you chose ‘’01’’ to be the kick drum track, please make sure it is numbered as such for every song.
Consolidate your tracks! They should all start at the same time and be synchronized. This way we save time by not having to figure out where each track is supposed to start.
Send the tracks dry (no plug-ins, compression, reverb) and at a reasonable level (-6 to -3 dBfs peak) and avoid clipping! If your tracks are recorded at a low level, it is highly likely that the background noise will become apparent after processing. If such is the case, we will inform you before the mixing process starts (thus, before payment).
If you have any special effects (delay or distortion etc.), you can export the tracks as such, but we recommend sending a dry version as well. We will only charge for the tracks used in the final mix.
A tempo map should also be included. If you don’t have one but the tempo remains constant throughout the song, please mention it under your notes.
The same track must not include different tones or instruments (for example, a piano track with a guitar solo in the middle).
Additionally, please include a document with your personal notes. Tell us what the mix should sound like, so we can get an idea of what your vision of the song is. We also recommend sending us a reference song (a well known song that suits your track’s vision). If you have your own mixed version of the songs, please do not hesitate to send it as well.