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FAQ – Production Standards

The following production standards are required for all Winding Way Records projects, please contact us if any of these requirements are not understood, or if you are unable to meet them.  Download the Production Standards Guide here.


  • LogicPro or ProTools Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) required.
  • 24 bit, 96k sampling rate or better. (24 bit 48K if approved in advance)
  • HRA 32 bit, 192k rate desirable.

Master Recordings Formats

  • CDs WAVs at 16 bit 44.1K
  • WAVs at native recording (24 bit 96K Preferred)
  • Mp3s 192k, 320k sampling (we will ID3 stamp)
  • If Hi-Rez Audio (HRA) exists provide 24 bit 192K.
  • File naming: Artist Name – Song

Liner Notes

  • Artist(s) (singers, instrumentalists)
  • Producer credits, Include John Fisher, Executive Producer
  • Engineering credits
  • Mastering Credits
  • Thank you section (thank everyone that touched you and this project)


  • Song title, songwriter name (Example “Happy Song by John Doe”)
  • Do not include the vocalist’s name, no extra text (ex.”intro”, “verse” “chorus”)
  • Repeated lines must be written out. Don’t write “Chorus 2x” etc.
  • Begin each line with a capital letter
  • Do not use punctuation at the end of a line
  • Do not include blank lines except between verses or chorus


  • We recommend Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop CS
  • Provide the project files (all fonts included.)
  • Include the Winding Way Records logo on the rear panel and disc face.
  • Place our supplied barcode graphic on rear of cover bottom left or right.

CD and Vinyl Artwork

  • 300 dpi (dots per inch) (600 dpi is OK but must be in 300 dpi final rendering

Website, Social Media and Digital Releases Artwork

  • Facebook Video 1280x720p. Pics 2048 width
  • Instagram Square 1080x1080p. Rectangular 1080×566
  • Square jpg images
  • RGB mode (3000 x 3000 pixel min, 5000 x 5000 pixel preferred.)
  • Include front CD cover, insert/inside panes, rear cover, CD face.
  • Vinyl front cover, left and right inside panes, rear cover, A side and B side Labels
  • Singles need unique artwork, no borders, should have artist name and song title.

Print Artwork File Formats

  • Rendered as PDF, TIFF, JPEG, and EPS. (all template masks and guide layers turned off)
  • Be certain to include all fonts in your files. All artwork should be CMYK, not RGB.

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