1. The better the mix, the better the master!
Make sure you are happy with the results BEFORE mastering!
2. Get a round of feedback! (Optional)
Send your mix to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll hit you back with a round of feedback before we start!
1. Mix bus
Make sure the mix bus isn't going into reds without a limiter.
Got mix bus processing? By all means keep it on! It's part of the mix and your sound. If you are unsure of any processing, I'd suggest sending two files: One with the processing ON and another OFF.
2. Tops & tails:
Leave a few seconds of empty space before and after the mix itself, so that any reverb tales or cymbals rings etc. aren't cut off.
Render stereo WAV-files. Keep the sample rate and bit depth as they are in your session.
Artist, album & song names: Double-check for errors.
The order of the songs on an album: "01 Kickass Intro", "02 THE HIT", "03 My Favourite Song" etc.
Overlapping songs: Info about specific track pauses, fades etc. (if any)
Release platform: Digital? CD?
Specials & Keywords: Wishes on tonal characteristics / reference tracks (if any)
Deadline: Is the project in rush? If yes, when would you need the masters to be delivered?
Payment details: Name, address, e-mail, VAT number etc.
Contact e-mail: To which invoice and master file downloads can be sent.
If anything should come up, please don't hesitate to send a message to email@example.com
I'd be more than happy to help! :)