So it all goes smoothly, there are a few things we ask of you. If you have any questions about these, please email us.
Before you upload your song, please verify the following list:
• Files are 16, 24 or 32 bit resolution
• Files are 44.1, 48, 88.2, or 96kHz sample rates
• You send Mono or Stereo files with no audio clipping and clearly named. Many programmes offer to "normalise" after bouncing or consolidating… please send us the non-normalized file.
• Files should be "ready to mix"; meaning tuning and timing are the way you like it. If you feel you will need some tuning and timing work done, we will let you know if it can be done for the same price and timeframe.
• All files must be of the same duration, sample rate and bit depth, and all starting from bar 1 beat 1 or the same start of timecode. To do this, consolidate or bounce each file from the start point of your song.
• To get your mix done in the time and budget allocated, we must limit each song to a maximum of 48 tracks (a stereo track counts as 2 tracks) and a track can't share sounds (for example, a bass track can't also have a vocal part on it). If you need advice on how to get your more-than-48-track song down in track count, email us and we shall be glad to help.
• Also, to stay within the time and budget allocated, the maximum length your song can be is 7 minutes. And, no, two songs equalling 7 minutes or less don't count as one song.
• Please make sure your files aren't clipping, as we can't remove distortion from your individual tracks in a timely manner.
• These files should be "dry," meaning: no reverb, delay, or any other effects, unless they are integral to the particular sound and you want them as-is. In that case, also provide us with a completely dry version just in case we can re-create the effect for you in a way you might like even more. This extra "dry" version won't add to your track count.
• Please include thorough notes about your preferences for the resulting mix: any parts you want featured, any parts you want minimised, any ideas you have about the shape of the mix, etc. You can also provide us with a commercially released reference (for general sound purposes) as well as you can upload a rough mix if you think it will help convey the idea.