Sending wav files
How you should send your files for mixing and mastering
There can be a lot of uncertainty about what is being sent when sending files between artists, songwriters, producers, and mixers. To begin with, some people refer to them by entirely different names (stems, files, tracks, exports, etc). Then there are others who are unsure of which stem to deliver (.wav, .mp3, .m4a, etc). I’ll refer to them as Stems in this post to keep it simple. Just keep in mind that the same thing can be defined in a variety of ways. Let’s get started:
If the client plans to mix the music themselves, the client usually needs a finished song. As a result, they will most likely receive a single stem in.wav format, blended to their taste. What is the significance of the extension.wav? Here’s a quick rundown of each stem type:
So, it would be advantageous to the client if they actually got a wav or aif file because those are the highest quality, but I have had clients request mp3 files directly, and I will of course submit whatever they want.
This is where things get a bit more complicated. I give the producer my raw (unedited) vocal stems in wav format. He receives a m4a stem from the guitarist with some reverb that he is unable to delete after it has been exported. The bassist sends an mp3 file. A zip file containing five different aiff tracks is sent by the drummer. The producer now needs to go back and reset each file to the kind he or she wants (if that’s even possible), and either deal with the reverb the guitarist player inserted or ask them to delete it.
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Most music files, on the other hand, are too massive to send in an email, and sending several emails with smaller downloads isn’t really a choice. I believe we’ve all yelled at the machine, “WHY WON’T YOU Submit THIS FILE?” at some point!
This poses a difficult problem for musicians, as exchanging high-quality audio files without compression can be costly. Uncompressing ZIP files also necessitates the use of additional tools, wasting still more time and sometimes money! So, what is the most efficient method for sending massive files?
How to email audio files tutorial
Using a free sound recording app, I created some.wav files. I’d like to be able to email these to others. The files are called “soundfile-13.wav” in the app, for example. Is it possible to bind these to an email or move them to my laptop? When I check for these files on my Windows Phone, they don’t appear.
Many audio recording apps have a section where you can see all of the files you’ve recorded. Depending on the app, you can share the audio file directly or save it to SDcard. Once your recordings have been saved to your SD card, proceed to phase 1 to share them.
How to send a pro tools session for mixing
I recently connected with this rapper and need to give him some beats…should I send them as mp3s? What is a wav? Does it make a difference? I’m curious because I previously attempted to send beats in WAV format but the file was too big to send.
LeadPenrose is a form of lead. I’m not sure what you mean…could you elaborate? Do you mean give it to him as a wav file with each track separated? I’ve never done anything like this before, but I know how to export from FL Studio so that each track is its own WAV format.
Is it all so he can hear you that you’re giving him beats? If that’s the case, why not create a myspace or a soundclick account and invite him and potential clients to listen there? Otherwise, just give them in MP3 or WAV format as short snippets.
Send mp3s if these are all reference tracks to listen to or write to. 24 bit wav files are the way to go for recording, but e-mailing an entire session of 24 bit wav files can be a pain. Most studios FTP them for stuff like that. But if you’re hooking up with some random dude, you probably don’t want to give him your session files anyway.