Mixdown levels for various purposes

Discussion in 'Production' started by Chris K, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Chris K

    Chris K New Member

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    Hello guys,

    I looked through the stickies and didn't find a great answer to this. So when mixing down for sending tunes to labels what level should you be at? I've heard anywhere from -2db to -6db. I've heard that it is ok to do a quick master job yourself and that it is better to have nothing on the master channel.

    Also, let's say you're uploading a tune to soundcloud to get feedback and potentially send to label owners, would you try to have a louder mix or stick with a -6db mixdown?

    Can any label owners or producers experienced with a variety of labels clarify for me?

    Thanks
     
  2. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    For label purposes it doesn't really matter as long as the mixdown is the best you can do, just do a cheeky home master and that'll be fine.