Export/Bounce all audio tracks sepperatley as WAV or AIFF files. i.e. Kick, Snare, Hi hat, Guitar, Bass etc.) These can either be mono or stereo, as 24 or 32bit at 44.1khz, 48khz, 88.2khz or 96khz. Only keep plugins that are essential to the sound, such as important effects. Regular plugins such as compression, eq, delay, reverb etc should preferably be kept off.
It is important that you export/bounce each audio track from the same starting point in your project.
And please make sure there is no clipping.
How to export/bounce audio tracks for mixing ?
First, it is best take of all the effects on the master bus i.e. limiter, compressor, eq etc before you bounce the tracks. This gives the mastering engineer more room to work with.
Second, to give the mastering engineer enough headroom, make sure the peak volume of the master bus sits at around -6db.
Lastly, export/bounce the track as WAV or AIFF at 24 or 32bit.
How to export/bounce audio tracks for mastering ?
Normally 6-8 days for mixing, and 4-6 days for mastering. It varies, depending on the amount of work.
When do I get my songs back ?
No! Mastering is the final step before any song is ready to get released. Mastering is getting the song loud enough for radio, a whole different topic from audio mixing.
Is the song ready for radio after mixing ?
First zip your audio files using WINRAR or WINZIP. Then upload the files to WeTransfer.com. You can also upload your files to any other online file transfer system, and email me your link.
How to transfer files for mixing and/or mastering ?
Free test sample is an offer I have, for you to try my services without any obligation. New clients will get a free mastering or mixing sample. Listen to the song, and decide for yourself if you would like to try my services. No hard feelings. Just send over your files via WeTransfer.com, stating “Free mixing sample” or "Free mastering sample".