Producer Application - 20DollarBeats.com
Use this form to apply to be a producer on 20DollarBeats.com. We will use this information to evaluate your beats and production quality. Please be sure to only upload your best work.
1. Please only upload files that are 10mb or smaller.
2. Make sure your track is in mp3 format only (all others will be deleted)
3. Make sure the quality of your beat is top shelf. No distortion, no samples, and correct volume
4. You must have a paypal account open and ready to use. Get one here (it's free)
Here are 7 basic rules to help you out when mixing your final track. Keep these in mind and you'll have a better chance of getting a call back from us.
1. Cleanliness: all tracks in the mix must be clean, with no noise or any anomalous artifacts. No hiss, no noise, no clicks, no pops etc, basically nothing else that does not constitute as part of the recorded audio on any given track. The final mix must be devoid of the above.
2. Clarity: the audio must be clear to hear. No mushiness (or wooly effect) in the recorded audio, no particular bias to any form of EQ, nothing that can hinder you in the event that you need to dynamically treat the audio. The final mix must be clear and not display any of the above. A mushy mix is as bad as a mix that is too rich in high frequencies. All instruments must be clear to hear.
3. Separation: each and every track must clearly display separation. No bleeding (audio spillage from one channel to another) must exist. No mess of shared frequencies and no clashes of frequencies must exist. Each channel must sound distinct and separate from the next/all track/s. The final mix must display good separation in the sound components used.
4. Level: no track must exhibit too much quietness or too much loudness, as this will be difficult to dynamically treat. All tracks must be set to nominal values and with a good S/N (signal to noise) ratio. The final mix must display a good level that does not tire the listener. Any boosts in certain frequency ranges will tire the listener, and prove problematic on certain playing mediums..
5. Balance: there should be a good balance of frequency content in the mix so as not to tire the listener or to cause problems when playing the mix through other mediums (club monitors, car hi-fi etc.). The final mix must not have any bias towards either side of the stereo field and must be sensibly spread with attention to frequency management.
6. Genre test: the mix should be mixed with the genre in mind. This is absolutely crucial if the mix is to be successful in it’s marketplace. The final mix should appeal to the genre it is aimed at.
7. Environment test: the mix must sound acceptable in all environments, primarily, car hi-fi systems, home systems, studio and club systems. Whereas mastering will cover these areas in terms of presentation and the final product, it is essential that the mix fulfill the criteria listed above, so that anyone who needs to listen to the mix can do so in any environment. The final mix should not be bias in any particular frequency range so as not to restrict the listener to a given environment.