Hello everyone, Flooded Beats here, and today I’m going to explain to you why purchasing a beat trackout license is a pretty damn good way to improve your music quality.
What are trackout licenses?
Trackouts, also called stems are the Audio files (WAV files) of each separate instrument and percussion of the beat separated on a different track.
So, for every instrument or percussion, you will have a different audio file.
What is a Trackout License?
A trackout license is simply a beat lease license that along with the rights that grant you, also comes with trackout/stems files and not just the two tracks master file. (The master it’s also called two tracks because being stereo, it has a track for the right and one for the left, so even if it’s only a file, those are 2 tracks)
Why having a Trackout License can improve your music’s final results dramatically?
Having Trackout stems, it’s mighty because it gives the mixing engineer a lot more headroom.
Indeed, he could treat every instrument differently, and it also permits easier rearrangement of the beat/instrumental.
So, it’s pretty clear now that you or your engineer can make fit better your voice with the beat.
Also, it is possible that you like a lot a beat, but you don’t really like the mix that the producer did. In this case, if the producer gives you both the dry files and not only the wet trackout files, you will be able to mix the beat as you like.
What are DRY tracks and WET tracks?
Dry tracks are the tracks of the beat without any effect on it.
Wet tracks are the ones with effects on it.
Why is it so important to have DRY files?
Once a track it’s exported with effects on it (WET) it’s impossible to change those effects. This could compromise the results of your mix and gives the engineer a lot less headroom to work on those tracks.
So, what I advice you to do before purchasing a trackout license is to ask the producer if he will send you the dry file or the wet files. Also, it could help to have effects like Reverb/Guitar rigs, etc. on a buss track. So they could be effected separately from the main instrument track.
Having dry stems is very important if you want great results for your mix. Remember this and always ask this to the producer.
When you are purchasing anything from trackout license to the no credit one I always send both the DRY and WET tracks files. Also, I actually use sends/buss tracks pretty often, so there is more headroom to work with the tracks.
Why do I also send Wet files?
I send both Dry and Wet files because those could be helpful in different situations.
I already explained why Dry files are so important.
So, let’s see why Wet files are helpful in some cases:
- If you aren’t a professional mix engineer but you want to change the beat levels/ rearrange the instruments;
- Also, they can be useful as a reference for the mix engineer if he’s using dry files and want to hear what the producer did on a single track.
- More headroom to mix
- It’s easier to rearrange
- You can turn a beat that sound meh into something that sound great
- It’s essential that the producer gives you also the DRY files
- Having the wet stems could also be helpful (rearranging/as a reference)
If you want to improve the quality of your mix, the easiest way is to purchase a beat trackout license.
It’s a good thing if you got a mix engineer mixing your tracks; and with Wet files, like mine, it could also help who mix his own tracks with better leveling for your records, or to rearrange the beat as you want.
You should have understood the importance of having trackout files for a beat. So, as you can get trackout files for any of my beats, you should check my beats catalog now:
If you liked this post, I recommend you to read other posts on my blog that will also be helpful for you. Also, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me in the comment or send me a message/email.
For today it’s all,