What is important when it comes to audio?
There are several factors that matter when it comes to the quality of your track. The most important being the actual recording situation: no noise, crystal sharp instrumental recording, sampling, careful mixing and excellent mastering.
We always recommend that artists use a professional music program (DAW - Digital Audio Workstation) to record their music. It’s also worth purchasing an audio interface to plug into your computer, as well as a decent microphone to record your vocals with.
Audio requirements for releases:
- Audio file(s) have to be wav-file, sample rate at 44,1 kHz, stereo and 16bit. The file name must end with .wav
- We don't distribute standalone short tracks that aren’t part of a full release product. Songs less than 30 seconds don't receive payouts from the stores.
- The average track length on an album cannot be less than one minute.
- There is no maximum track length.
How can I improve my recording?
Sometimes, recording can be tricky and the music doesn't come out like you want it to (you might even have gotten a "not approved email" from us based on the quality of the recording). Don't despair, here's a few pointers and suggestions!
Recording your music
There are many ways to record your own music. But, to get the best outcome, there are a few steps that might be good to follow if you are relatively new to producing and recording music.
1. You need a music program (DAW - Digital Audio Workstation).
Here are a few examples of programs for your computer:
2) If you're going to record audio for your project, it may be worth spending some money on an audio interface to plug into your computer, as well as a decent microphone to record your vocals with.
3) Go creative and have fun creating your own music!
Mixing your music
Mixing can be a hassle, but it's important to achieve a good sounding track before releasing it. EQ, compression, mastering and so on, are a few of many tools to use when mixing.
Ask yourself these 3 questions (the answers should be YES):
1) Do the sound levels on instruments, beats and vocal recordings sound good?
2) Did I make sure not to have a too loud volume on the audio which can cause it to ”clip” and sound ”distorted”?
3) Did I make sure that my music doesn't contain disturbing ”white noise”?
A good thing if you are new to mixing; listen to the songs you like and compare! Doesn't sound the same? Don't give up, there are plenty more handy tips on the internet.
Last of all, when you are satisfied with your work: Upload it with Amuse's web or mobile apps!