Please adhere to the following directions before sending your MP3
Encode your MP3 files at
Your MP3s should be
encoded at 160 kbps to ensure efficient download time and sound quality.
Name your MP3 file using the title of your song
and your last name
It is easiest for us to keep track of your MP3 submissions
when you name your file using the title of your song and your last name.
For instance, if your song title is Square and your last name is
Smith, you would name your MP3 file SquareSmith.mp3. If you are
submitting more than one file, please add a two-digit track number to
the end of the file name (i.e. SquareSmith01.mp3 for your first
The MP3 files you send
must start at the absolute beginning of your song file
Your MP3 files should reflect the
absolute beginning of your song and project, which is 00:00:00.000 (Time).
This includes empty measures.
Your recording software may describe the
very beginning using slightly different terms. By providing an MP3 file
that starts at the absolute beginning of your project, you ensure that
our final accordion tracks will line up with the rest of the tracks in
your song / project.
Do not change the sample
rate or bit depth of your project
Your MP3s should
use the same sample rate
as your project. In other words, if your project's sample rate is
44.1kHz, your MP3 files should be 44.1kHz, as well. Furthermore, once you have created your MP3 file(s),
you must not change your project's sample rate or bit depth. Doing so
will create a timing gap between the final accordion tracks we send you
and the other tracks in your song / project.
Send MP3 files that reflect as close to your finished
song as possible
By sending us your nearly-finished mix,
we'll be better able to create parts that blend with the feel of your
Mix with the accordion player in mind
It is especially important to create a special mix if you have a
specific instrument or part we need to address. Consider submitting this
as your primary or alternate MP3 file. If you are playing a lead for the
accordion player to follow, do not include this in your primary MP3;
rather, please mix it prominently in your alternate MP3 submission or
provide in a separate file.
If you are submitting your project online, please use
the free service Hightail.com
a free service that allows you to send files up to 100 MB in size. If
you are sending multiple files, please place them in a single ZIP folder
before sending. Please use
firstname.lastname@example.org as your recipient. Once you have sent
your files, please return to this page and proceed using the Next button
If you are mailing your project, please burn it to a
data CD and send it to:
P.O. Box 126
Clinton, WI 53525