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Preparing a track for mastering, mixing, stem masteringDetailed instruction
Preparing a track for mastering, mixing, stem-mastering

It requires basic technical knowledge. If not, use a simplified instruction.

Preparing a track for mastering only

1) Open your DAW’s project and disable ALL all processing from master bus.
2) Make sure that global peak level (on master bus) less than -6db* (while any instrument must not be into the “red volume zone”. To do this, select all mixer channels, except the master and lower them as long as the total
volume will not be below -6Db. DO NOT lower the volume simply by lowering the master fader channel! This is a very common mistake!).
Ps: If you have a volume automation make sure that you have changed it.
3) Export your track into Wav or Aiff 24bit 44,100 hz. 
4) Create a folder and put your track and 2 refference tracks (not yours), which sounds good and solid.
5) Archive folder, name it “EN (Your Email)” and send it via our super button (located above).
If all of the above has been difficult for perception – see the video manual (Unfortunately only on Russian language).

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Preparing a track for mixing (with mastering or without it)

1) Open your DAW’s project and disable ALL all processing from master bus.
2) Turn off all equalizers, compressors and reverbs and limiters ON EVERY channel (instrument/sound) of your track.
3) You must enable sidechains, delays, filters. Also keep all automations and panorama.
4) Raise the volume of each channel (instrument) so that it was as close to 0db. (But does not exceed). The easiest way to do this – turn on the “Maximize parameter” at the export screen. But unfortunately this option is not available in all programs.
5) Export each channel separately into Wav or Aiff 24bit 44,100 hz. Tracks should be in a full-length!
6) Correctly name all files. E.g.: kick.wav, snare.wav, synth stab.wav etc.
7) Next step – export preview of your track into MP3 320 kbps. That version of the track, which you have. With your all effects and options (do not disable anything). We will build a volume balance of each channel from this version..
8) Create a folder and put your track and 2 refference tracks (not yours), which sounds good and solid.
9) Archive folder, name it “EN (Your Email)” and send it via our super button (located above).
If all of the above has been difficult for perception – see the video manual (Unfortunately only on Russian language).

Upload files

Preparing a track for stem-mastering

1) Open your DAW’s project and disable ALL all processing from master bus.
2) Make sure that global peak level (on master bus) less than -6db* (while any instrument must not be into the “red volume zone”. To do this, select all mixer channels, except the master and lower them as long as the total
volume will not be below -6Db. DO NOT lower the volume simply by lowering the master fader channel! This is a very common mistake!).
Ps: If you have a volume automation make sure that you have changed it.
3) Export the desired number of groups of instruments into Wav or Aiff 24bit 44,100 hz. (Separate drums group (kick, snare, hat, percussion), separate bass group, separate keys group (piano, organ etc.), separate guitars group, separate synth group and separate vical group)
4) Next step – export preview of your track into MP3 320 kbps. That version of the track, which you have. With your all effects and options (do not disable anything). We will build a volume balance of each channel from this version..
5) Create a folder and put your files, preview and 2 refference tracks (not yours), which sounds good and solid.
6) Archive folder, name it “EN (Your Email)” and send it via our super button (located above).

Upload files

Preparing a track for mastering, mixing, stem masteringSimplified instruction
Preparing a track for mastering, mixing, stem-mastering

Suitable if you do not understand the terms or do not understand what is written in the full instructions. Use it only in case of lack of basic technical knowledge.

Preparing a track for mastering only

So what we need:

  1. Your track/song at Wav format (or Aiff)
  2. Two other people’s songs that quality you like
  3. Send us a folder with the three files, it is desirable that the folder has been archived and had the name “Your email – for mastering” (to approx dj@gmail.com – For mastering)
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