Reference/Scratch Track Tips
Here are a few helpful hints for preparing your reference/scratch tracks before sending them to us. Please contact us if you have any other questions.
1. Only send high-res files
Please only send high-res, uncompressed .WAV or .AIFF files. Compressed file formats such as .MP3 alter the waveform and can sometimes cause sync issues.
2. Do not send your entire project
Only send a stereo bounce of your song minus any drums (programmed or scratch). You may also provide a separate, full mix including drums as well. If you have a scratch drum track or loop that you would like emulated, please include a separate bounce of that, too.
3. Please include the tempo of the song
Although we can most likely figure out the tempo, it’s easier if we know it from the get-go.
4. Do not include the click in your scratch .WAV files
The click should not be included in your reference/scratch files.
5. Files should start at the beginning of your session
Make sure the bounces you send start at the absolute beginning of your song session, even if there are empty measures before your actual playing begins. There should be at least 2 measures of silence before the song actually starts. You may put a click in those two bars if you wish.
6. Provide the correct bit depth and sample rate
Make sure you have provided us with the correct bit depth and sample rate for your session.