• Keep the master bus clean

  • Check for clicks, pops & vocal sibilance 

  • Check for too loud instruments

  • Check for phase correlation

  • Check for unwanted sub & high frequencies

  • Try to use noise reduction, de-essing & volume automation

  • Keep the peaks on the mix bus between -9 to -3dBfs (with master fade at 0 db)

  • Don’t up or downsample your files

  • Files in 24bit or 32bit & .wav or .aiff

  • Make sure that your track has a few seconds silence at the beginning & the end

  • Label your files clearly


  • Label your stems 

  • Avoid clipping on your stems

  • Provide a reference mixdown

  • Send all your send FX as separate stems

  • Bounce in 24 bit and .wav or .aiff