Session Preparation   /   Info

Accepted Mixdown Formats
- 1/4" & 1/2" analog 2 track (*see 'analog tape' below)
- Data files (wav, aiff, sdll )
- Audio CD
- Analog compact cassette (stereo only)

Carefully identify all media, session & mix versions, file sample rates...

If you wish to have codes embedded on your CD production master,
you must obtain them prior to the mastering session. For canadian
artists and labels they can be requested on-line at the following website:
for all other countries see Links page

Bring Backups
Always bring a safety copy of your mixes on a separate disk, drive or tape. For analogue masters it's recommended to bring 24 bit data files of the mixdown as well.

Analog Tape:
Please include tape speed & record level in nWb/m
For 15 ips indicate which EQ curve used (IEC or NAB, along with any special playback adjustments)
Alignment tones: 1K, 100Hz, 10K essential (at least 30 seconds of each).
50Hz or 60Hz, 15K or 16K strongly encouraged (no dolby please)


The following is a guide to help prepare your mixes for mastering.

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