FILE UPLOAD GUIDE
1) Remove Plug-ins From Your Session
This gives me the raw files for my own processing. If any plug-in or effect processing is key to the songs production then please duplicate those tracks and bounce them with the effect on. Name these tracks “Vox FX” or “Guitar FX” etc.
2) Export MIDI
If you’re using MIDI instruments like MIDI drums or some synth sounds, then please bounce those sounds out as well as sending the MIDI that you’ve used to create those sounds
3) Consolidate Your Tracks
Each track needs to start from the beginning of the session so that your multi-tracks line up perfectly on my end. If the normalizing option is there, untick this as we do not want this. Please bounce all files out at at least 44.1kHz with 24 bit rate. I’ve also provided you with a few links if you need help:
Pro Tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k11NWFdfGT8
4) Rough Mixes
Please bounce out the latest mix/rough demo of your song for reference purposes. Please bounce this out at 44.1kHz with 24 bit rate.
5) Label Your Tracks
Your multi-tracks should use a three digit number at the start with clear names for your tracks. For example:
003 Tom 1
004 Tom 2
005 Hi Hat
008 OH L
009 OH R
012 Bass Fuzz
013 Guitar 1
014 Guitar 1 DI
015 Guitar 2
016 Guitar 2 DI
017 Synth 1
018 Synth 2
019 Synth 3
020 Sub Drop
021 Lead Vox 1
022 Lead Vox 2
023 Backing Vox 1
024 Backing Vox 2
6) Put Your Tracks In Folders
You should have separate folders for all your instruments, for example:
Once all your tracks are in the appropriate folders, put all of these folders in one folder and name the folder with your band name/contact name, song name and bpm. For example: “Rock Band - "My Song" – 155bpm”.
If you're uploading your mix for mastering or stem mastering make sure you export your mix at at least 44.1kHz with a 24 bit rate. If you're opting for stem mastering please ensure that you put all the drums, bass, guitars, lead guitars, acoustic guitars, synths, lead vocals, backing vocals, sound effects and anything else on their own individual stereo track. Your song will now be condensed down to a handful of stereo files and should still sound like your song; just in separate, controllable parts. If you want to keep any processing you did on the master buss then please supply both a raw version and your processed version.
8) Upload Your Files
Select your files (along with an instructional PDF if needed) and put them in a zipped/compressed session folder and upload it to our shared cloud. You can do this either via a simple drag and drop, or click upload and select your zipped file from your computer.
Click the button below to start uploading your multi-tracks.
If you have any questions or concerns then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.