Client Tech Specs
*If you are sending media via the internet, our preferred service providers are:
(Hightail and Wetransfer)
*For sessions OVER 2G, please contact us and we will give you access to our google drive for upload.
Music Production: Technical Specifications
* If your project originated from any other DAW other than ProTools, please export an OMF file of the project files.
OMF files allow us to fine tune any edits of individual parts.
When transferring tracks from one DAW to another, Plug ins will not transfer.
If you have tracks where the processing is essential, please bounce out those tracks individually with the desired processing.
*If you are Tracking or Overdubbing, please make sure to bring your own backup hard drive, so that you have access to your files at all times.
please bounce out your tracks BEFORE the session
1. please commit your click track as an audio track for each song
To Bounce a Seperate Click Track:
A. Enable the metronome on the Transport
B. Bounce in realtime (won't work with offline bounce)
2. Stereo tracks: make sure the volume is set to "0", and the panning is set for hard left/hard right (100% each side)
make sure MONO tracks are NOT panned. they should be set to 0
4. Please send tracks before the session, (if possible)
dropbox, wetransfer, hightail, or gobbler are all great
Post Production: Technical Specifications
When delivering a project for post sound services, an OMF file should be exported from Final Cut Pro/Avid Media Composer.
• 2 Pop:
Before exporting, please be sure to include a “2 Pop” on your timeline, for both picture and sound.
With apologies to those who know, here is the basic idea: Put a one-frame audio beep and a corresponding graphical “2″ on the screen. This event should happen exactly two seconds before the first frame of action of your project. If your project is digitally based and will likely stay that way, it is common for the “2 pop” to go at 00:59:58:00, with the “first frame of action” landing on 01:00:00:00. If your project is being delivered split into A/B reels for an eventual film print release, it is best to use an Academy leader, with “picture-start” at 01:00:00:00, the “2 Pop” at 01:00:06:00, and the “first frame of action” at 01:00:08:00.
When exporting the .OMF, the “Audio Handles” (which contains the audio before and after the edit) should be set to at least 2 seconds.
The whole take, is preferred, if practical.
OMF files can not exceed 2GB, so if you incur a problem with the size restraint, please divide the project vertically, including only a third or half of the tracks in the first OMF, and the rest in the second, and third, etc. Please label each OMF to clearly indicate which tracks it contains.
• QUICKTIME VIDEO:
The Quicktime video associated with the project should be exported from Final Cut Pro/Avid Media Composer as Apple ProRes 422 (.mov) and 1280×720 in size.