Information on our services

 

Mixing

Mixing - What we deliver
Unless you have ordered a master as well, you'll get unmastered 24 bit stereo WAV or AIFF files at the same sample rate we have received from you:
- Stem 1. Full mix
- Stem 2. Lead vocal(s) only, with their reverb(s)
- Stem 3. TV mix (instrumental with background vocals)
- Stem 4. Instrumental
High quality mp3 file of the full mix
Pitch correction (upon request)
Drum replacement *
Rhythm/timing correction *
General editing/cleaning *
(* unless requested otherwise)
Mixing - What we require
Your tracks should be at least 16 bit (24 bit is highly preferred) WAV or AIFF files at a minimum sample rate of 44.1kHz
Please make sure that every instrument is in a separate file
Please turn off all effects (EQ, compression, delay, reverb, saturation etc. plug-ins) on your tracks, unless they are crucial for the proper sound (f.ex. virtual guitar amp on a DI recorded guitar track)
Please make sure that your master bus doesn't have any effects/plug-ins on it
Please label your tracks meaningfully (f.ex. "Electric Guitar", "Acoustic Guitar", "Keyboards", "Lead Vocal" etc.)
Please check that there's no digital clipping of the signal present on any of your audio tracks
Please make sure that all of your audio files start from 0:00 and go all the way to the end of the song
Please collect your track files into a folder, and put the folder into a ZIP or RAR file
Use WeTransfer or Dropbox to upload/send the files

Stereo Mastering

Stereo Mastering - What we deliver
Red Book standard 16 bit stereo WAV or AIFF files at 44.1kHz sample rate (we will apply dither when required)
High quality mp3 file of the mastered song
Mixing advices, suggestions upon request
Stereo Mastering - What we require (unless we also mixed your music of course)
Your submitted mixes should be at least 16 bit (24 bit is highly preferred) WAV or AIFF files at a minimum sample rate of 44.1 kHz. You should definitely keep the bit depth and sample rate you were mixing at (f.ex. 24 bit 48 kHz)
Please make sure that your master bus doesn't have any effects/plug-ins on it, including compressors and limiters/maximizers (unless you or someone else mixed it professionally into a compressor)
Please make sure that your mix peaks at about -6dB or even below, but definitely NOT higher than -3dB on the master bus, so there's no digital clipping of the signal present, and we have enough headroom to work with
Please collect your mix files into a folder, and put the folder into a ZIP or RAR file
Use WeTransfer or Dropbox to upload/send the files

Stem Mastering

When you mix down to separate stereo stems (i.e. smaller subgroups of instruments or important tracks, f.ex. drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, lead vocal, bacground vocals, etc.), we can do a so called stem mastering. It means we have greater control over the mastering process, because we are able to adjust the levels of the stems individually to create a finely balanced master track.

Stem Mastering - What we deliver
Red Book standard 16 bit stereo WAV or AIFF files at 44.1kHz sample rate (we will apply dither when required)
High quality mp3 file of the mastered song
Mixing advices, suggestions upon request
Stem Mastering - What we require (unless we also mixed your music of course)
Your submitted stems should be at least 16 bit (24 bit is highly preferred) WAV or AIFF files at a minimum sample rate of 44.1 kHz. You should definitely keep the bit depth and sample rate you were mixing at (f.ex. 24 bit 48 kHz)
Please make sure that your master bus doesn't have any effects/plug-ins on it, including compressors and limiters/maximizers
Please make sure that your stems peak at about -6dB or even below, but definitely NOT higher than -3dB on the master bus, so there's no digital clipping of the signal present, and we have enough headroom to work with
Please label your stems meaningfully (f.ex. "Guitars", "Keyboards", "Lead Vocal", "Percussion" etc.)
Please make sure that all of your audio files start from 0:00 and go all the way to the end of the song
Please collect your stem files into a folder, and put the folder into a ZIP or RAR file
Use WeTransfer or Dropbox to upload/send the files

Album Sequencing & CD Authoring

When you have a group of songs ready to be burned onto a master CD, we are able to put the songs in order, set the spacing, the fades and pauses between them when needed. We can also set the level balance between songs, so it will sound like a cohesive whole as an album. We are able to enter CD text, UPC/EAN codes and ISRC information if you make them available for us. The final format will be a DDP 2.0 CD image, that any CD replication plant will be able to use to burn Red Book standard audio CDs from. You will also be able to burn your own CDs from it on your home computer.

Album Sequencing - What we deliver
DDP 2.0 CD image with md5 checksum, CD Text, PQ sheet, with UPC/EAN and ISRC numbers entered when provided to us
Album Sequencing - What we require (unless we mastered your album songs of course)
Red Book standard 16 bit stereo WAV or AIFF files at 44.1kHz sample rate
Please collect your mastered files into a folder, and put the folder into a ZIP or RAR file
Use WeTransfer or Dropbox to upload/send the files

Regarding all services

We will do 2 (two) revisions per song, upon request. For evaluation, you will receive a digitally watermarked mix/master containing short beep tones at set intervals. The watermark will be removed after your final approval. We deliver the finished audio files with a 5-8 day turnaround by default. Please refer to our studio rates for our pricing, including express services.