Learn how to submit your track for mastering the right way!
I finally decided to cook up a cool little video and text guide for the guidelines to follow to make sure you submit your track properly for mastering!
The first thing you’ll want to do is mix your track to the best of your ability or pay someone to do so. Next you’ll want to make sure you have at least -3 to -6 db of headroom on your master channel. You're also going to want nothing on the master Channel at least not any limiting or maximizing. Some light master compression could be okay only if you think it's crucial to the sound otherwise don’t do it.
You're going to want to render a Wav or Aiff in the highest quality possible. You want the sample rate you render in to match whatever sample rate your DAW is working in. (44k, 48k, 96k, etc..)
You're going to want to render it at 32 bit, as basically all DAW’s nowadays operate in 32 bit float. You do not need to dither if you render it at 32 bit.
Then send the track to me or whoever is mastering your track. Some mastering engineers may have their own personal preferences, these are just the optimal ones that work best for me and for your music! Hopefully this is helpful!
(You can also watch the video below instead on our youtube channel)