Advice on first upload. Does the watermark just need to be on main track or all included tracks?


#1

Excuse my ignorance but just starting out on here and want to get it right first time. Also is ‘full track’ and a ‘loop’ enough? Any advice would be great


#2

The watermark should not be on all tracks , only in the preview file !)


#3

You include all your files (full track+versions) in 1 preview file (mp3) and add the watermark to that file. Then you compress your files without watermark in a zipfile. You now have 2 files to upload: the main file(zipped) and the preview file (watermarked).
A full track is enough and its optional to add versions, like a loop.


#4

when compressing, compress all files WAV and MP3 (not the preview), and don’t compress the folder containing them, just compress the files. watch the silence, less than 5 seconds, 1 second optimal


#5

Gotcha. So just compress the actual files and not the folder you put them in? Think i’m understanding now


#6

yes, i compress the folder and got soft rejected


#7

can i ask what you mean by “watch the silence”?


#8

so for clarification do you zip all files individually or just zip the folder containing them all? I am reading from your reply that it is the folder containing them but another member has commented saying do not zip the folder but just the files


#9

Just the folder containing them. See this article.


#10

Yes, you should end up with 1 zipped folder containing all the files (not the preview).
I’m on a mac and does it like this:

  1. Select all the files
  2. Right click and select “compress files”
  3. Done

Good luck!


#11

They soft rejected one track, because there were about 7 seconds of no sound at the end of my preview