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Stem Mixing

Depending on the job Stem Mixing normally takes between 6 – 10 hours of studio time.

Generally most jobs are completed in 2-3 business days

A 320kbps MP3 File will be sent to you to approve.

Revisions are free of charge.

Preparation’s for Stem Mixing.

Take any Limiter’s or Compression off your master output.

Line up all your files from Zero on your DAW.

Bounce a reference mix of your song as a guide for us.

Typically Stems / Groups Include.

Lead Vocals.

Background Vocals.



Percussion – Hi-Hats, Shakers, Rides, Etc.

Low Percussion – Toms, Snares, Etc.


Keyboards & Synths.

Lead Sounds.

Fx / Background Noises.






Limiters & compression.

Always take off any limiters or compression that you have on your master fader before you bounce your mixes.Small amounts of compression for a musical effect are ok if this is part of your sound.

Keep all your faders from hitting 0db.

If you are not sure just turn all your faders down by 4 or 5 db.The more room and dynamics we have to work with the better your finished master will be.If you need it louder turn up your volume.

Go easy on the bass.

Its very easy for us to add bass and increase the bottom end of your song, but its much harder to take it away without losing some of the punch and feel from the kik and drums.

MP3 & WAV Files

Yes we can master mp3’s, we can master anything you send us, but if we had a choice we would rather not.As soon as you bounce your song to an mp3 you are losing dynamic's and depth.On top of this your bit rate is redued and all kind of un-pleasant side effect's are added.Always whenever possible bounce your mix to a wav or aiff file. If you are a DJ using Abelton, Tracktor or CDJ’s you should always use wav's first, only use the mp3 as a last resort.This is the worst format you can use for a club or large p.a.system.