preparing your amazing mixes for mastering.
If you do these things we will all look like geniuses.
If possible make the mixes fade in and out how you already want them.
Make sure they at least all start and stop clean.
Make sure the mixes are WAV 44.1 16 Bit or Higher.
Did the artist give you a gold star and sign off on the mix?
Pull off your final limiter unless it’s a make or break to the mix. I know it’s 2019, just give me some room to make your mix sound like a number one record please.
Dynamic Range of -8 or more would be amazing. Output below 0 DB please.
Triple check that you’re sending the right final mix.
Please send Instrumentals, TV Mix, or any other versions with the final mix.
Make sure you bounced with plugins at full resolution and turn off any room calibration software.
Sorry I have to ask again…. is this really the final mix?
• 44.1 kHz, 16 bit is still standard for CD and almost all Digital Distributors.
• 44.1kHz, 24-bit and higher is for Mastered For iTunes (You need to contact your distributor about this process and make sure you follow the correct procedures for MFiT, I will give you my provider information when the time comes for you to get that sweet little badge).
•48kHz, 24bit for all your insanely creative music videos.
• 96kHz, 24-bit or 88.2kHz, 24-bit Hi-Res Mastered files for platforms that support HD.