STEM MASTERING IN THE MASTER STUDIO

MASTERING SUB-GROUPS AND GROUP TRACKS

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Analog processing of each individual stem with subsequent analog summation.

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In contrast to the standardmastering Stem mastering is a form of mixing – Except that here we mostly work with stereo tracks and generally not as many tracks as in normal mixing process . work

Mastering in subgroups (so-called stem mastering) is a very popular and effective method in the mastering process. In contrast to the classic "stereo mastering“ (Editing the sum of a stereo track) the song is broken down into individual components, i.e. the stems described above (so-called group lanes) to allow separate editing of the grouped audio tracks in the studio. So has he mastering engineer By dividing it into stems, you have more control over the individual instrument groups and can intervene in even more detail in the pre-made mix if this is necessary.

STEM MASTERING FAQ

The basic rule here is to merge “same” with “same” as possible in order to enable targeted processing. Ideally, the following stems are possible:

  • Drums (including overheads)
  • Drums / bass (including overheads and bass track)
  • Vocals complete (all vocals)
  • Lead vocals
  • Backing vocals
  • Harmony vocals
  • Gitarren
  • EFX
  • synths
  • Streicher
  • Atmos
  • Choir

What becomes very clear here is that the breakdown of a mix into its group components always depends on a few factors. The following questions should be addressed when forming stems:

  • What style?
  • What dynamic should my song / mix have?
  • What are the main elements?
  • Which tracks can be edited together?
  • Should something be changed in the relationship between vocals and backings?
Another advantage of stem mastering is that the individual stems can be processed independently of one another in the "middle and side signal". For example, the drums can be made wider in the upper frequencies, while the vocals, for example, move more towards the middle again. This is how you get a nice, balanced mix of sounds. Another possibility would be to be able to process the rhythm guitar in the song (if doubled - mostly far left / right outside) separately in the side signal, while the guitar solo as a stem (which is e.g. in the middle) remains unaffected.

IS YOUR MIX READY?

In our free mix analysis you can find out whether your song can be refined analogously.

STEM MASTERING PRIZES

Stem mastering pricing is always an important consideration when choosing the right mastering studio, especially for artists on a budget. We have therefore tried to make this as transparent as possible.

ANALOG STEM MASTERING 2 STEMS

Mastering of 2 subgroups. Stem mastering enables deeper editing of your audio masterial.
110 2 stems **
  • Analog mastering of subgroups.
  • 2 change versions included.
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DIGITAL STEM MASTERING 2 STEMS

Mastering of 2 subgroups. Stem mastering enables deeper editing of your audio masterial.
80 2 stems **
  • Analog mastering of subgroups.
  • 2 change versions included.

ANALOG STEM MASTERING UP TO 5 STEMS

Mastering of 3-5 subgroups. Stem mastering enables deeper editing of your audio masterial.
150 per song *
  • Analog mastering of subgroups.
  • 2 change versions included.

Prices include VAT

* Stereo mastering = 1 stereo track. When uploading several group tracks, the stem mastering is booked automatically.
**min. 2 stems.