Post Production & Mix Preparations
Mixing will involve almost always brightening up and compressing and both of these actions accentuate digital clicks and pops.These are usually the result of edits or punch ins were the regions waveform is suddenly cut or ramped to zero. Digital clicking will cut right through a mix so its absolutely essential to eliminate them thoroughly Curing these clicks is done usually by fading in and out of the regions boundary's and cross fading when the audio needs to sound continues. If cross fading doesn’t cure the click try trimming the regions boundary's to zero crossing (the dead center point of the waveform at 0 dB on the horizontal axis ) and use an ultra short fade in out. Then review each and every tracks and make sure its free of click & pops and if in need move the edit points around and use cross fades until the clicks and pops disappear

Clean up:
Its important to clean all tracks and eliminate any noises picked up by open mics or amp buzz or noisy cables guitar amp hum before the actual part is being played, Headphone leakage, throat clearing, coughing and chair squeaking in between vocal or musical phrases.etc .Your tracks should only contain signals that are of musical value for you. Check the tails and breaks-any breaks or silent passages, at the end of a song when a chord rings out, are likely to have some sort of unwanted noise And the most common is click tracks bleeding into mics from headphones.

Tightening up performances:
If necessary all “tightening up” performances, editing ,comping or audio quantizing should be preformed prior to the mixing stage,once preformed make sure all your edits are optimized and free of pops and clicks.

Any tuning problems or issues must be fixed prior to the mix and the new tuned parts need to be printed and implemented seamlessly with the un treated parts.

Print and render specialized effects:
If an effect is an integral part of a particular sound -like amp simulator, automated filter, tremolo or chorus etc. - make sure to print that effect on a dedicated track. Additionally alternatively its also adviced to print a “dry” or source version of the track on an additional track and label them as (trackname “DRY”) and the treated track as (trackname)+FX”.
Best is to also provide the nececary info on the plug ins used for these effects and thier settings, with descriptive names, in a separate folder within the project folder to enable further tweaking and optimizing.

If your tracks contain many separate audio files, punches and crossfades It's best you consolidate (or merge) them.
To avoid any sort of timing or sync issues between track it is highly recommended that all the audio tracks would be consolidated from the absolute beginning of the session.
And share the same timestamp.
Additionally and as a precaution paste a region of metronome count off of 2 bars at the the top of all your tracks - this will eliminate any possible doubt concerning your track placement.

Labeling & Organizing Your Tracks:
Make sure the audio is logically organized and labeled simply and clearly in order to avoid confusion and guesswork. If you tracks that should be either grouped or should work together ( like interlocking parts or doubling parts) I recommend adding a common symbol to the name of these tracks . For example (trackname “å”) (trackname “ß”) etc.

Exporting Audio and Mid:
When exporting your audio please take care and make sure the files you export match the audio file format,sample rate and bit depth of your session.
Be sure to additionally export a General Midi file from your session that contains all midi tracks ,metronome, tempo and meter maps. Its highly recommended to proof this export by creating a new session,importing the relevant files and making sure that everything is well placed and running smoothly .

Take the time to write a detailed instruction by breaking down your composition’s parts and sections (and indicating them either by bar numbers or the sessions timeline) and point out all the necessary info on the highlight,instruments and tonal balance and any thoughts at all that will help understand your specific tastes,
Save this in a .txt or .doc file and enclose them with the other relevant data

Rough Mix:
Prepare a rough mix that will reflect the instrument balance you desire.It would also be helpful to know if there is anything that you are particularly happy about the rough mix that should be preserved in the final mix.