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FAQ

Mixing & Online mixing FAQ

What should my submitted file look like?

We accept WAV or AIFF files at 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz; 16/24 or 32 bit. Please supply us with mono or stereo files, clearly named and without audio clipping. Stereo files will be counted as 2 tracks of audio, for example ‘Strings L & R’ will be counted as 2 tracks. You will need to provide multi-tracks that are consolidated or bounced from the start point of your song (bar 1 beat 1 or start time code). Please note that all files must be of the same duration, sample rate and bit depth. Sorry, but we cannot accept DAW sessions (i.e Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase etc).

Please double check your audio files before uploading. Reload them into a new Session/Project, checking that they are the correct placement and length, Also checking that any crossfades have been included when consolidating or Bouncing in Place.

Is it ok if I add reverb and delay fx before I send you the tracks?

Ideally not. We ask that you please supply multi-track files dry, without reverb or effects. But, if you feel that a specific effect, processing or creative element (filter sweeps, delays etc.) is an integral part of the sound then please provide a clearly labelled ‘dry safety’ version of your track with-in your ‘Reference Audio Folder’ when you submit your project (Any audio in this folder won’t be counted as an additional track).

Is it ok for me to mention one or more songs that I like the sound of?

Absolutely. In addition to as much written information as possible you’re welcome to provide a rough mix as well as a commercially released reference song, as these will be useful as guides for the engineer (this won’t be counted as an additional track).

Should I take care about the headroom level?

Artifacts like clipping and distortion cannot be removed in the mix process, so allow plenty of headroom when printing your multi-tracks to avoid any.

Is there a limit on tracks I can use?

No there is no limit of tracks.

Once I’ve heard my mixed track, will I be allowed any mix revisions?

You’ll be allowed a reasonable number of tweaks to levels or sonic elements within the mix, absolutely, e.g. “bring the reverb on the vocal up,” “bring the level on the sax solo up,” or “add more boom to the kick drum,” “the ukulele sound is too bright,” “a little closer to its sound in my reference mix,” etc.

Major changes in direction will be treated as a new job, not a mix revision. For this reason we strongly recommend that you provide a reference mix and as much written instruction as possible, along with any commercially released reference song you find relevant.

One mix revision is included in the price, and must be requested within a reasonable amount after the delivery of your mix. Any requests for any further mix revisions after this will be charged for.

What will I get back at the end of it all?

You will be supplied with:

1x Limited ‘listening’ copy of track at 44.1 / 16bit

1x Unlimited mix master at original sample rate and bit depth

1x Unlimited backing track at original sample rate and bit depth

1x Unlimited Instrumental track at original sample rate and bit depth

1x Unlimited a cappella track at original sample rate and bit depth

What about midi?

Please no MIDI, you must print your instruments in audio, as we accept only audio files.

Guest recording in Belgrade FAQ

What should I do if I want to record at your studio but I’m not from Serbia?

You just need to send us a request! We have planned a treat for bands or moviemakers who want to visit Serbia and work at Odiseja Studio at the same time. Starting now, we can organize an all inclusive week in Belgrade including a house for the whole band, tour guides to show you the city and of course the thing Belgrade is most famous for, its nightlife! So you can enjoy Belgrade to its fullest in the second part of the day, while spending the first one at Odiseja producing your music or working on your film or video game. This way you can enjoy a new adventure AND go home with a profesionaly produced sound material for the same price as just recording in most other European capitals. Work can be pure pleasure, let us show you how!
For more information and details, please contact us.

Other FAQ

How far is your studio from the nearest airport?

We are about 10 miles far. Less than 30min drive, no metter of traffic jam.

What are your business hours?

Our Studio Sessions are booked upon appointment only.  We are a 24/7 studio as we have engineers who run sessions day and night.

Is a songwriting session a part of the studio time price?

No, that’s different fee! It’s determined by the composer you decided to working with. This will be established in the very beginning stages of working with us.

Should we edit and mix on the same day as recording?

Recording, editing and mixing can be done on the same day, but we strongly do not recommend that! After hours of recording, ear fatigue can set in, which limits the ability to hear various elements of the recording. We find that editing and mixing on a separate day after recording provides our clients with the best results.

How do I know which microphone is best suited to my voice? Do you have a selection?

We can usually tell quite quicky after recording a few bars, if a particular mic is not suitable for your voice. And yes, we have quite a selection of vocal mics providing many different colours, which have been carfully chosen to flatter most voice timbres.

Do you have more questions?