Conveniently, we only need your sequencer’s session files to get started. It’s pretty easy to send us your session; just follow the steps below. Any questions, we are here for you.
Get Ready to Mix
LEVELS. Aim for AVERAGE recording levels no higher than -22dBFS to -18dBFS. Be sure no track peaks higher than -3dBFS at any point.
STORE all tracks as WAV or AIFF files – no MP3s or other compressed formats. Avoid sample rate conversions always!
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.
REMEMBER, MIXING IS NOT PRODUCTION. Your recordings should be clean and tight, with drum sounds and guitar tones dialed in, before sending it for mixing.
TIDY UP THE SESSION. Label all tracks with SHORT SIMPLE NAMES. Remove unneeded tracks. Remove unneeded audio segments. Name alternate takes as such. Simplify routings, etc.
BOUNCE/PRINT ALL VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS. Give us both the audio bounce and the MIDI track for each virtual instrument.
PRINT PROPRIETARY PLUGINS. You can leave stock plugins and all Waves plugins (no need to print).
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/wrong/unclear tracks kill our vibe, and waste your time and money.
Also provide us 2-3 commercial songs as REFERENCES and tell us what you like about each. This really helps us get closer to your vision!
ZIP UP ALL FILES. Be sure all (only) required files are included.
ADDITIONAL (HOURLY) CHARGES will incur for “PRODUCTION” tasks, things like session organization, excessive tuning or time stretching, musical arranging, etc. and billed as “EXTRA SERVICES.”
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