HOW DO I PREPARE MY TRACKS FOR MASTERING?
At CPM I ask that my clients,
- Provide CPM with the highest possible quality WAV/AIFF files. E.g if the track was recorded at 48kHz and 24Bit then please export at that level. CPM will not accept MP3 files. (Please talk to me if this is the only copy of the track you have.)
- Remove any master bus processing and effects from your master channel in your DAW - Limiting/compression/EQ. (You can send me a version with your master bus processes as well if you want me to hear the direction your heading in.)
- That tracks have at least a peak level below -5dBFS. Without sufficient headroom it is difficult to master effectively. This is a guideline so please don't worry if it is over, but the more headroom the better!
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY MASTERS
Transfer to client via secure online/cloud services or CD's/DVD's/USB drives can be sent by couriered delivery.