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.
For exporting stem masters treat them the same as the above but break it down into its individual stems.
We highly recommend that kick drums are on their own stem, the sub bass or bass is on its own stem and all the vocals are on their own stem. Other stems could be as follows but it depends on how you see fit:
Claps & snares
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We will then create you a masterpiece .. hopefully .. ;)
Any questions just ask.