Rhys B Downing

Producer. Mixer. Engineer

I'm Rhys B Downing, a producer, mixer and engineer based in London, England. Over the years I've had the pleasure of working with clients as diverse as Mark Ronson, The Subways, Peter Doherty and A$AP Rocky. I'm always on the lookout for interesting new bands and artists, so if you think we could work together, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Multitrack Delivery guidelines for Mixing Projects

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Following these guidelines will ensure I can get the very best sound out of your tracks.

File Format

  • Please send Pro Tools sessions, Logic projects, or audio files (.wav or .aiff) bounced from the beginning of the song.
  • Please make sure any unused audio is removed from the session before sending.
  • If possible, keep to one instrument/sound per track.
  • Any sample rate and bit depth is fine.

Plugins

  • Stock Pro Tools or Logic plugins can be left in the session. 
  • If any tracks use third-party plugins, please bounce the track with the plugin processing.
  • If you're not sure if the processing is appropriate, you can also include the dry track.
  • Please make sure reverbs and delays, especially on vocals, are bounced separately, and not as part of the main track.

Virtual Instruments

  • Please bounce all virtual instrument tracks as audio.
  • If you're using VI's that output more that one sound e.g. drum machines or multi-timbral sampler instruments, please bounce each sound to its own audio track.

Monitor Mix

  • Please include the monitor mix as the first track in the session.

Track Naming

  • Try to make sure that track names reflect what's recorded on the track i.e. the name of the instrument and its role in the song.

Session Documentation

  • I don't need to know exactly what microphone / processing chain was used on the recording - no need to include this information with the multitrack.

Tempo

  • If the song was recorded to a click, please make sure that the tempo information is included in the session.
  • If sending audio files, please include a bounce of the click track, especially if a tempo map was used.