Follow these steps to save time and budget and get great results. Any questions, we are here for you.
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STORE all tracks as WAV or AIFF files – no MP3s or other compressed formats. Avoid sample rate conversions at all cost!
LISTEN FOR NOISE AND DISTORTION and avoid compression! Keep your levels MODEST with tons of headroom so we can get you the mix you want.
DISABLE ALL STANDARD PLUG-INS (EQ, COMP, GATE, VERB, DEL, CHORUS, etc.). KEEP ANY PLUG-INS USED FOR SPECIAL EFFECT. If there is an effect you like (like an amp sim or reverb), we don’t need the dry track, just your version. Not sure? Give us both dry and effected tracks.
ZERO OUT ALL AUX/SEND ROUTING LEVELS. Or just delete typical AUX/SEND channels for now.
ALL TRACKS MUST BEGIN AT THE SAME START TIME. Set your LEFT LOCATOR to zero on the timeline. Set your RIGHT LOCATOR to the end point of the longest track.
These are rough guidelines. When you become a STELLAR CLIENT, we provide an exact step-by-step for the best possible mixing experience!
Use a FILE NAMING structure that is CONSISTENT and MAKES SENSE to someone seeing the tracks for the first time. Rename any auto-generated filenames.
Be EXTRA CLEAR in labeling tracks and getting the session ORGANIZED. YOU are familiar with your sequence, but WE are seeing it for the first time. Missing or wrong tracks, or extra time trying to decipher unorganized sessions will incur extra costs, billed hourly.
POST FILES TO A CLOUD SERVICE (Gdrive, icloud, yousendit.com) and send us a link. Or you can send us a thumbdrive or DATA CD/DVD (not audio cd!). Contact us.
Also provide us 2-3 commercial songs as REFERENCES and tell us what you like about them.
You can upload single files on our website here. For mixing jobs and larger files, please post your tracks to any cloud service (e.g. yousendit.com) and have it send us a link at [email protected] Or if you really want to, you can send us a thumbdrive or DATA CD/DVD (not audio cd!) with your files, contact us for details.
SUB (urban/EDM only)
REST OF ACOUSTIC DRUMS
CYMBALS / OVERHEADS / ROOM
PERCUSSION LOW FREQ
PERCUSSION HIGH FREQ
ELECTRONIC DRUMS LOW FREQ
ELECTRONIC DRUMS MID FREQ
ELECTRONIC DRUMS HIGH FREQ
GUITAR TRACKS DRY
IF YOUR TRACKS NEED PRODUCTION HELP, things like session organization, tuning, time stretching, arrangement, etc. are “EXTRA SERVICES” and are billed hourly.