How to Prepare a Mix for Mastering – Stem Mastering

In this video Freddie from Distinct Mastering shows you how to prepare a mix for mastering services – stem mastering.

How to Prepare a Mix for Mastering – Stem Mastering


0:00 Start
00:09 Track Preview
00:27 Provide Your Pre-Master (Final Mix)
02:13 Setup Your Stems
04:28 Export Stems and Send


  1. Export Your Pre-Master – Make sure you bounce out your pre-master or final mix so we have a reference of the whole track.
  2. Setup Your Stems – Plan out your stems and consolidate them into files.
  3. Export Your Stems – Export all of your stems into a folder, make sure you label that folder with your artist and song name.
  4. Send the Files – Once complete, zip everything up, leave us an inquiry and send that zip over to us and we can get started on your stereo master.

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