Only Upload high-resolution .WAV or .AIFF files
MP3s contain latency and are unreliable
Please send the following no more than the following 6 seperate files
- File 1: A bounce of the guide track with drums only
- File 2: A bounce of the guide track for percussion only
- File 3: A bounce of the vocal track only
- File 4: A bounce of just the music minus vocals, drums and percussion
- File 5: A bounce of the bass track only
- File 6: A bounce of any loops only
Please send stereo-interleaved files
Unless your files are truly mono, please send stereo-interleaved files only.
Please send scratch tracks without bus compression and/or mastering limiters enabled
This makes it easier to hear and feel where the transients are.
Please include the sample and tempo rate
Use the following naming convention for your files:
<song name/abbreviation>-<file content>-<tempo>-<sample rate>
- One Vision-Drums-120bpm-44.1
Please include a click count-in
In your tracks, please provide a 2-bar click count-in. The click should stop as soon as the music starts.
Please make sure that the .WAV files are locked to the internal grid of your DAW and not to an external drum machine
Most drum machines and click stations have a drift factor and will not stay perfectly on time when lined up to a DAW grid. Please make sure that your files will lock to a grid before sending them.
Please make sure that the .WAV files start at the absolute beginning of your song
Even if there are empty bars where you are not playing/singing anything, the .WAV file should start at the very beginning of the song.
Your recording program may use a different way of describing the beginning of a song
By telling us the tempo (bpm) of your file and providing a .WAV that starts at the beginning, it is much easier to line up the tracks.
Please include a MIDI file containing any tempo or time signature changes if song contains these
This is important!!
Make sure that you tell us the correct bit-depth and sample rate of the files
It is important that you do not change the bit-depth or sample rate of your files after you have created your .WAV files. This will throw off the timing of the final drums tracks that we send you and they will not line up with your other tracks.
Please play good scratch/guide tracks
It sounds obvious, but please play good scratch/guide tracks. Make sure that they are as tight to the metronome/click as possible. The better the scratch tracks are, the easier it is for us to get a good feel for the groove of the song.
Play the most simple parts that get your ideas across. Once you receive the completed drum tracks you can then go back and record the rest of your tracks using the drum tracks as the timing source – as would be done by a full band in a studio.