Russell Kearney Music

Online mixing, mastering and production services

  • Russell Kearney Music

    Online mixing, mastering and music production

    How To Prepare Files For Upload


    For mastering and stem mastering

    All files should ideally be 24 bit 44.1k wav or aiff, but 16 bit is also acceptable. Only use a higher sample rate if the material is going to be played at the higher sample rate.

    Please do not send MP3s unless nothing else is available - MP3s are not really suitable for mastering.

    Make sure the final mix or stems are not EQ'd, limited, compressed, or saturated in any way.

    Make sure there is no internal clipping on individual tracks, buses or final output.

    Leave approx 1db of headroom on the mix or each stem.

    Do not normalise the mix or stems.

    For stem mastering, make sure all stems start at precisely the same time, e.g. bar 1, to ensure correct synchronisation.

    Make sure the correct effects are applied to each stem - e.g. vocal effects.


    For mixing or production

    All files should ideally be 24 bit 44.1k wav or aiff, but 16 bit is also acceptable. Only use a higher sample rate if the material is going to be played at the higher sample rate.

    Either:

    Send a Logic Audio project file (zipped). To reduce the file to a manageable size, make sure you are only sending files used in the workstation arrange page; you may have to strip out unused audio files.

    Or

    Send separate audio tracks with no effects applied, gain at 0db, and make sure there is no automation.

    Include a guide mix if there are specific treatments you would like to keep.

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