How It Works
A detailed explanation on how to collaborate with GoranGrooves session musicians online.
Preparing the guide (scratch) stereo track to submit to GoranGrooves for recording:
You may provide either WAV, AIFF or mp3 stereo mix of your music without the instrument to be recorded (eg. if you are ordering drum tracks, you would would render a stereo track without drums).
If working with computer based DAW:
- You should leave at least 1 measure empty before your music starts in order to have a count-off
- In your open project, set the export markers from the very beginning of your sequence to the very end of your recorded music.
- Mute any programmed instrument that you want us to replace with real instrument track.
- Export (bounce or render) the main output to a stereo file in a WAV, AIFF or mp3 format, with quality of at least 128bps for mp3 and at least 16-bit for WAV and AIFF.
- The sample rate should be the same as your project.
- Name the file clearly, like Song1_main_track.mp3 .
- If there are tempo changes within your song, you can also export an empty midi file, which would contain the tempo changes.
When we import your files, they must align to the click!
If working with all-in-one stand-alone multi track recorders:
You will need to export the click track separately to another track as the tempo marking might not be exact. If you recorded your parts to a drum/percussion loop, you need to export that loop as a separate stereo track.
Make sure that all of the tracks (music and click or loop) start at EXACTLY the same position! This is very important and crucial. Once they are all imported into our DAW, they must all line up.
Submitting the project:
Before you can submit your project, you wil need to REGISTER with us. It is free and quick and will help us reduce spam.
Once you have the audio track ready, just fill out the "SUBMIT" form which will guide you through the rest of the process. During the submission process, you will specify any necessary info needed and be able to upload the guide track. If your song contains tempo changes, you can specify those in the tempo input area or you can upload a MIDI file of your song that would contain those changes.
You will also have the ability to upload a reference track you want the session musician to hear. For example, if you are ordering drum tracks the reference track may consist of your song with programmed drums on it or someone else's tune which drums you like. If you have any questions or concerns, please contacts us.
Upon receiving your project, we will review the info submitted and compute the total amount payable. We will then send you a PayPal invoice. Payment will need to be made in full before the recording will take place.
If you specified in the "submit" form that you would like to talk to us by phone or be e-mail prior to the recording, this will be taken care of now.
Instruments are recorded!
In the mean time you can relax and wait to hear the successful results. If you chose to participate in the recording session remotely via Interactive Virtual Online Session, all the info will be provided to you and you will take part without leaving your home.
Reviewing the recording:
Prior to e-mailing you the raw mp3 mix to take a listen, we'll make sure that it kicks ass and meets the highest of standards. If you are satisfied with the results, we'll package the individual tracks and upload them to our server. You will then receive the download links.
Note: If you order drum processing, that will be carried out prior to uploading the HD tracks. We can also e-mail you a mix of processed drums to listen to and approve prior to the upload.
Downloading the tracks!
You will be provided with the download links to your new instrument tracks. They will be packaged into a RAR archive, which will make the file size significantly smaller without affecting the quality of the files. Once you download the package to your computer you will need to decompress them using winRar (which you can download for free) or a similar compatible application for PC or Mac.
The tracks are then ready to be imported straight into your project for more groove and a better feel!