Mixing is the process of taking your individually recorded tracks and adjusting and combining them into a stereo audio file. By skillfully using various processors and effects, we shape the individual elements of your song so they fit together like pieces of an audio puzzle. The result is a clear song ready for mastering.
$150/ song if tracked at Naughty Dog Studio
$200/song if tracked elsewhere
This additional fee is to compensate for time spent in file transfer, audio importing and aligning, session set-up, and any basic editing needed to prepare the session.
$125/ song if tracked at Naughty Dog Studio
$175/song if tracked elsewhere
$100/ song if tracked at Naughty Dog Studio
$150/song if tracked elsewhere
Mastering is where we take your song and polish it to perfection. We’ll make slight adjustments to the EQ, compression, limiting, and stereo enhancement to create a professional, cohesive, industry-standard album that will make sure you stand out from the crowd.
DDP files are the preferred method to receive files by most CD duplication houses. This single file has all the music, metadata (band name, song name, album title, composers, etc…), sequence, fades, and gaps built in, ensuring an accurate transfer and duplication of your EP or LP.
Guidelines for receiving audio files:
- All audio files need to be sent as either .WAV or .AIFF files.
- Make sure all files are organized in folders for each song
- All files need to be labeled correctly and clearly (ie, Kick, Top Snare, Bass DI, Bass Amp, etc…)
- All files need to begin at time marker 0:00. If you have regions or clips that don’t begin until somewhere after 0:00, insert silence so the region or clip starts at 0:00
- Make sure all stereo files are exported as interleaved (this will export it as one stereo track with the left and right information left intact) or split (this will export the left and right sides as separate tracks). DO NOT SUM STEREO TO MONO.
- Clearly indicate the TEMPO (beats per minute) and METER (time signature 4/4, 6/8, etc…) of the song
- Indicate sample rate (44.1 kHz is preferred, but can work with 48 kHz or higher if necessary) and bit depth (32 bit float or 24 bit is generally preferred)
- Submit via external hard drive, dropbox, box.com, hightail, wetransfer, etc… folder
- This is optional but definitely preferred, please, if possible, send a DI track for electric guitar and bass guitar tracks.
For scheduling/questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the studio at (316) 247-9995