When you are ready to export your mix for stereo mastering follow these rules:
Turn off any limiters, maximizers, compressors, stereo wideners that are on the main stereo output channel of your DAW. Please leave all your other processing as it is on your individual channels because this is how you have created your sound. Your track might sound different but let us do the work on it to bring it to the professional standard.
Turn the output volume down so the track does not clip anywhere throughout the track. It is best to use a gain utility for this rather than the fader itself (scientific stuff). Preferably have it peaking at a maximum at -3db, but as long as it does not clip it will be fine.
Please leave enough time at the end of your track so that any tail caused by effects or longer samples have enough time to fade out without there being a sudden stop.
If you do not do any of the above it can affect the outcome of the master and may not be as good as we could get it.
Export/bounce it out as a 24bit 44.1khz WAV file. 16bit is fine but it will have less information in it which means 24bit is obviously better. Higher resolutions are obviously accepted but please do not try to up sample to a higher resolution if your project and recording rates are lower.
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We will then create you a masterpiece .. hopefully .. ;)
Any questions just ask.