How It Works

Below is a list of what TheMixCo needs from the artist, as well as what to expect done when using any of the three services. All services share one aspect in common; This will be a collaborative effort. Meaning, this is more then just sending your files online and getting a product back. We feel each process is highly subjective, and want to get every detail how the artist wants it. Communication along the way is not only expected, it is very much wanted! So after these steps are followed, and the files are received, feel free to contact us or expect an email or phone call from us soon after an email is sent. Now, let’s get to the details on mixing, mastering and how to prepare your files:

Mixing

1. Accepted files are Wavs/Aiffs in 16 or 24 bit; 44.1, 48, or 96 Hz. Please no session files.

2. Please take some time to name the tracks for easy recognition.

3. Ensure that each track is bounced or consolidated from the start of the song or “zero”. This will prevent any timing issues from occurring.

4. If you do wish to bounce tracks together to save on the track count, that is fine. Just be aware that this might limit some of the mixing options.

5. For the most part, editing is not included in the price points listed. Some light editing may be done without occurring further costs, but if it is extensive this may be an additional expense. These details can certainly be discussed and worked out.

6. It is best to print all tracks dry/without effects. If there is an effect you do like, it can be talked about and certainly included in a reference for replication in the mix. However, once an effect is printed there is no way to work around it, and it may cause limitations.

7. MIDI tracks should be printed to audio. There is no guarantee the sound that was triggered will be able to be reproduced.

8. Please ensure there is NO CLIPPING in your printed audio files. There is no good way to get around this, and it will cause issues during the mix.

9. Feel free to include as many notes and musical references as desired. These can be uploaded with the stems.

10. Upon completion, an unmastered track will be delivered. If you wish to have other versions of the mix (a mastered track, an instrumental & acapella versions, clean or edited versions), we can certainly provide that and this can be discussed at any point in the process.

Mastering

1. Accepted files are stereo Wavs/Aiffs in 16 or 24 bit; 44.1, 48, or 96 Hz. Please do not convert the files, this will be done during the mastering process.

2. Please do label each song, and if known at the time, the track order. Assistance can be provided with coming up with track order as well.

3. For sequencing all the tracks, supply any special instructions for spacing between songs or even any sound effects or noises you would like inserted.

4. When known, supply info on the artist and name of album so this can be printed on to the digital file.

5. If ISRC codes are desired, this may run a small additional cost. This can be discussed and will vary project to project.

6. As with mixing, please feel free to supply notes and musical references that best capture the sound desired.

7. When completed, a disc of all mastered songs will be mailed out, the digital masters will be emailed in several formats, and, if desired, the ISRC coded files will be emailed as well.

How to prepare your files