Great new technological advances have made quality-recording
equipment more affordable and accessible. These occurrences have
also made it possible for virtually anyone to record quality,
& potential hit records, in the comfort of his living
room, bedroom or basement.
If your goal is to record and release
professional quality sounding records and compete with, major
labels and recording artist. There are measures that need to be
taken beyond your recording process. You need a quality mix.
Hightower Productions, Inc. is now offering
“Mix By Mail ”™ Our answer to making professional mixing
services available to clients who need top-notch quality.
You don't have to take time out of your busy schedule, in order
to have your mixes done.
No amateur, Troy Hightower has been mixing
music in major recording studios here and abroad for over a
decade.With an awesome array of Major and Indie clients, quality
isn’t even a question, you can rest assured that. Troy will
bring a wealth of experience, expertise and talent to your
record mix. (Visit our Discography,
& Platinum records section to view previous works. Click
here to hear our Show
/ Mix Reel.)
To find out how the “Mix By Mail ”™ process works, Please keep reading below.
"MIX BY MAIL"
™ Process You send us your individually recorded multiple
tracks and we'll send you a mixed-down song competitive with
those heard on radio and in your favorite club.If you have any questions about how to send your song to
mixed, email us or call the office.
In this fast-paced, instant-gratification
world, digital recording and music downloading has overtaken the
software such as Pro Tools, Nuendo and Logic Audio to name a few
has become the standard in many major and small project studios.Indeed, the technology has advanced so that nearly anyone
can record a song
1) Send us an Mp3 over the internet
The File cannot exceed 6 megs. Once received, we'll listen to determine whether it contains all the elements necessary to produce a great mix. Then, we can discuss all the fees involved and go to the next step.
To Get Started 2) After your job has been accepted. Send a copy of your individually recorded
multi-track song on Pro Tools, Logic or another
digital medium on the market.We'll set-up a day to mix your song and put it in a
secure folder on our site.
3) Once your song is finished,
you'll receive an invite to get a www.dropbox.com account to
share a folder and download a copy to
listen to. In that folder will be a 320kbps mp3 for you
4) After your approval and payment of either Mix
Package 1 ($750 US Dollars) or Mix Package 2 ($350 US
Dollars), a download will be loaded in the Dropbox.com
folder shared. For more information on Mix packages click here.
Audio Specifications ·Audio
File Type can be either: ·Aiff ·Wav
Sample Rate should be either 44.1khz , or 48khz ·Bit Rate should be24bit
Detailed Directions and
Specifications for Pro-Tools User Below Pro Tools Digi 001 , Digi 002
& Digi 003 Users If using Digi 001, Digi 002, Digi 003 and have more then one
Pro Tools session per song due stereo comping to have more
tracks to record on.Make sure all Pro Tools sessions have identical start points and
are able to sync when imported into one session.
Don’t think that making an audio CDR or MP3 of a Pro Tools session,
then recording it back into Pro Tools, will sync up with the
Let me explain. Different brands of CD players run at different
speeds and MP3's even though they might sound the same are
shorter then the original Wav or Aiff sessions file.It will not
sync with original session.If you need to record extra tracks.Mix down all tracks in Pro Tools and then import that
stereo track to another Pro Tools session with the same start
time.This will guarantee that all sessions will sync when
imported into one Pro Tools session for final mix.
When ready to sends files for mixing:
1)Consolidate all edits into whole regions.DON’T FORGET - check all edits before
consolidating. 2)No plug-ins.Print
all necessary effects. 3)No automation, volume rides, or panning in sessions. 4)All
mutes should be done on wav file of track,not with mute automation. 5)Delete all unused audio files.Don’t just remove them from the sessions.
a “ruff” mix of song on a separate CD or as part of the Pro
Tools Session .
clearly label all CDR’s, DVDR’s, and song session
file download with song title and tempo.
Pro Tools TDM and HD users 1) Clearly label which session file is
to mixed. 2)Clearly document Pro Tools reference level on CDR or DVDR.
(i.e. -18, -16, etc.) 3)Consolidate all edits into whole regions.DON’T FORGET -
check all edits before consolidating. 4)No plug-ins.Printall necessary effects. 5)No automation, volume rides, or panning in sessions. 6)All mutes should be done on wav files,not with automation. 7)Delete all unused playlists from session. 8)No inactive tracks.If they don’t belong in mix, delete them. 9)No hidden tracks.If
they don’t belong in mix, delete them. 10)Delete
all unused audio files.Don’t
just remove them from session. 11)Keep Pro
Tools sessions to 55 tracks or fewer.
the above is complete:
In Pro Tools, with session loaded, go to the file menu and
click on “Save Session Copy In….”A window will pop-up. ·Make a new folder. ·Name folder “(Your title) for mix” ·Select this folder to save files in. ·Click on “Refer To Source Audio” and change it to
“Copy From Source Audio”.
(Selecting this will save all audio and session files. No matter
what drive orfolder, all will be saved in the same folder).
·Under “Session Format” , choose:Pro Tools 5.1 Session
or greater ·Under “Session Parameters”:
·Audio File Type can be either: ·Aiff ·Wav ·SD
II ·Sample Rate should be:44.1khz or 96khz ·Bit Depth/Rate should be:24bit ·Select“PC/Mac Compatibility”
“Items To Copy” Section: ·Select“All
Audio Files”; ·Select other options only if they are being used in your
·Finally, “Click Save”.Once save is complete, find the folder, and copy to CDR, DVDR
or on your hard drive.