The AudioCooker

Helping You Cook Up The Perfect Mix

How to prepare your audio files.

In order to send your individual audio track for mixing they will first need exporting from the DAW software you used for the recording session. If you held the recording session at a commercial studio, just ask them for all the individual tracks to be exported and put on DVD or a USB stick for you. Most studios should be happy to do this and they shouldn't charge you (we certainly wouldn't!). If you recorded your music in your own studio then you will need to export the tracks yourself. This is all very easy and straight forward but there are a few key point you need to adhere to.

  • Remove or disable ALL plugins and aux sends before exporting. We need the raw dry audio files without any EQ, compression or effects.
  • Make sure you export to the same format you recorded in. Do not dither down or change the file format - e.g. if you recorded WAV files at 48KHz/24bit, then that's what we want!
  • Try not to send different bit rate files. Definitely DO NOT send the tracks at different sample rates!
  • When exporting try to give the files sensible names that make it obvious what they are e.g. Kick, Snare top, Snare Bottom, Main Guitar, Guitar Solo. Background Keyboards etc.
  • The individual exported tracks MUST all be exactly the same length, even if it's just a short guitar part that sits in the middle of the song. The exported audio file must be the full length of the song. This is because we will have no idea at what part of the song this piece of audio should sit when we import your file into our system. This is especially important for drum channels as all the drum track obviously need to perfectly in sync with each other. In most DAWs this would be achieved by setting the loop markers or recording "zone" at the start and end of the song.
  • Obviously each individual track will need exporting separately.
  • If you are unsure of anything please do not hesitate to contact us

If you have any queries or questions then please feel free to contact us HERE

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