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Getting Prepared

Getting prepared for mastering takes some consideration:
First and foremost: Prevent clipping and leave headroom to get the best results. It’s important to deliver a mix with maintained dynamic range and transients.

I would generally recommend to take off all mixbus compression and limiting. Staying below 0dBFS peak while mixing down to 24bit.
(you can mixdown to 32bit float as well, but besides filesize, that mixdown will not contain any additional information)

Of course this is just a recommendation for a very personal decision. If mixbus compression is part of your sound, by all means leave it in.

I don’t mind the peak volume level, as long as it stays under 0dBFS. If you want to be save, just peak around -3dBFS

Another area of attention is +EQ in the 7kHz and 10kHz area, these are typically the “harsh” and “glass” frequencies. Boosting these areas with plugins is with mixed succes. I’ve got great analogue equalizers to open up your tracks. Don’t worry if you feel your mixdown sounds dull when submitting, I will fix that during mastering.

You can always add a self mastered reference mix, this gives me an anchorpoint point of your vision.
Since I work with a “100% Satisfaction Guarantee” feedback and free revisions of the same mix are covered free of charge. If you decide you want changes to the mix you provided, based upon how it turned out after mastering, the first revision is also free of charge. I’m not interested in just processing and taking your money. It’s all about YOU being 100% satisfied.

I want each project to reach full potential. I don’t settle for anything less.
Please contact me if you have any further questions. I’m here to help.

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