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MIXING & MASTERING BLOG

  • Manuel Scaramuzzino

AUDIO EXPORT SETTINGS IN THE MOST COMMON DAW

In this article, we are going to see which are the relevant audio export options and settings in the most common DAW and how to set them to get the mix export ready for mastering.



Logic Pro X
Logic Pro X

AUDIO EXPORT SETTINGS


Ableton Live

Rendered Track: Master

Normalize: Off

Render as Loop: Off

File Type: WAV or AIFF

Convert to Mono: Off

Sample Rate: Use the mixing session sample rate

Bit Depth: 24 or 32 Bit

Dither Option: Off



Cubase

Channels to Export: Export Channel - Master

Export: Between Locators

File Type: WAV or AIFF

Bit Depth: 24 or 32 Bit

Advanced Options: L/R Channels

Real-Time Export: Ticked



FL Studio

Mode: Song

Tail: Leave Reminder

Output Format: WAV

WAV Bit Depth: 24 or 32 Bit Stereo

Quality Resampling: at least 64-point Sinc

HQ for all plugins: Tick

Disable maximum polyphony: Un-tick

Dithering: Un-tick


DAW

Garageband

Quality: Uncompressed (AIFF)

ADVANCED WINDOW:

Audio Recording Resolution: tick 24 bit

Auto Normalize: Un-tick




Logic Pro

Normalize: Off

File Format: WAVE of AIFF

Resolution: 24 or 32 Bit

Sample Rate: Use the mixing session sample rate

File Type: Interleaved

Dithering: None

Destination: PCM

Include Audio Tail: Tick




ProTools

Bounce Source: Same output as Master Fader (Normally it's already selected)

File Type: WAV or AIFF

Format: Interleaved

Bit Depth: 24 or 32 Bit

Sample Rate: Use the mixing session sample rate




Reaper



Render: Master mix

Render Bounds: Entire project

Sample Rate: Use the mixing session sample rate

Channels: Stereo

Output Format: WAV or AIFF

Bit Depth: 24 or 32 Bit



Sonar

Files Of Type: WAVE of AIFF

Source Category: Entire Mix

Channel Format: Stereo

Sample Rate: Use the mixing session sample rate

Bit Depth: 24 or 32 Bit

Dithering: None



Studio One

Format: WAVE of AIFF

Resolution: 24 or 32 Bit

Sample Rate: Use the mixing session sample rate

Export Range: Between song start/end marker

Output: Main





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