Getting your mix ready for mastering.
There’s only a few simple things to keep in mind when getting your mixes ready for mastering. The most important thing is to avoid the red tomato. Red lights are bad, especially on your “Master” track’s volume meter. Prepping your mix for mastering is really easy and can have an huge impact on how amazing your mixes will sound after mastering.
The basic idea is:
- No red tomatoes (a peak below -3 db is ideal).
- On your master track, try to avoid using compression or limiting.
- Don’t change your sample rate.
- Export a “24 bit” .wav file.
Check out the export settings I recommend for your specific software:
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