Importing From Other DAWs

I obviously specialise in mixing GarageBand and Logic projects, but I have successfully worked with mixes from other DAWs, so if you'd like me to mix your tracks, here is what you'd have to do:

  • Bounce down all your audio parts separately, from bar 1, beat 1, to the end of the song. That helps me get everything lined up properly.

  • Separate kick drum/snare/hi hat and other drum parts give a much better mix than a stereo mix.

  • You'll give me more to work with if you bounce down the audio without EQ, compression, or other processing, and especially without reverb.

  • When you bounce down, have as little processing on your stereo outputs as possible.

  • Please label all your tracks clearly. 'Jon’ is not as helpful as ‘backing vox 1’. or ‘BVs1’.

  • If there are effects in any of your synth presets (many plugins come with built-in chorus, overdrive or distortion) leave on what you think is essential to the sound, but please remove any reverb in the patch itself. If a delay works well, leave it on, but I have some great delay plugins too. I have, at the time of writing 49 reverb plugins, including some of the finest available.

  • Please export a MIDI file too, with tracks labelled clearly. In mixes I have done for people recently, I have been able to double some of their MIDI parts on another track and layer their string parts, for example, with something from my library, leading to a richer sound. If I do this as an experiment, I will do two working mixes for you, and you can choose whether you want to keep my additions or not.

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