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