STEM MASTERING SERVICE
We do offer stem mastering to clients who prefer to give the audio mastering engineer total control of the overall mix during the mastering stage in order to achieve the best quality audio mastering results. Stem mastering can also help improve songs mixed by home recording producers who are working in non-acoustically treated rooms, don’t have accurate monitoring system or can’t afford the professional mixing and mastering studios rates.
How to Prepare You Song for Stem Mastering
You can arrange the tracks in your session by mixing in groups, then you can send these groups of tracks into buses and print the buses into audio tracks (see the photo below for an example session). For instance, you can group all the vocal tracks in one stereo stem, all the synth tracks in one stereo stem, all the guitar tracks in one stereo stem, all the bass in one stereo stem, the drums in stereo stem, the drum kick in one stereo stem, etc.….