WHAT ARE THE PREFERRED SUBMISSION FORMATS?
The preferred digital format is 24 or 32 bit wav files at whatever your existing session sample rate is - please don’t change that, ill handle all conversions on my end. If thats not possible we will work with what you have but you have to keep in mind results will be conditioned.
SHOULD I REMOVE MIXBUS PROCESSING OR SHOULD I LEAVE IT ON?
The files sent for mastering should have no limiting, normalizing or maximizing. If you mixed into a compressor from the start leave it on, if you added one in the end for loudness please send both versions, with and without.
WHAT MIX LEVELS SHOULD I AIM FOR?
You should leave some headroom for me to work with. Having said that, as long as its not hitting 0 dbfs we are ok but for good practice and safety you could aim for max peak hitting bellow -3dbfs.
HOW SHOULD I LABEL MY FILES?
Please take care in naming your files This will save us from unnecessary frustrations.
A good standard practice could be: 00_ArtistName_TrackTitle_Version.wav