What should I upload as a reference track?

There's no real rule for what makes a good reference track. It’s up to you and your taste, but there are a few things to keep in mind: 

  • Don't pick a track because you like the lyrics or because you love the synth melody. These qualities won't translate to your final master.
  • Use a track that has an overall frequency balance, stereo image, and level of dynamics that you want for your own master.
  • Use high quality file formats like WAV whenever possible. Avoid using lower bit-rate and lossy formats like MP3.

Learn how to prepare your tracks for mastering.


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