Stem Mastering

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Music consists of several basic elements – strings, drums, guitar, brass, vocals, etc.
There can be several tracks for each instrument or vocals. They can be combined into one group called a stem. You need to prepare Drums, Bass, Accompaniment, Fx, Lead Vocal, and Background vocals stems.

When the mastering engineer has several tracks, he can work with each of them separately, without affecting the rest. Stem mastering will allow you to refine the sound of your mix and will give you much better results than mastering a single track. So, in this case, an engineer has more abilities to fix some mistakes and improve the overall sound.

Of course, for the stem mastering process, you need an experienced mastering engineer. Our team provides professional stem mastering services. However, we would certainly recommend you fix any issues in the mixing stage, cause stem mastering still has limitations on fixing issues.

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F.A.Q

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How can I place an order for stem mastering?
  1. First of all you need to export Drums, Bass, Accompaniment, Fx, Lead Vocal, and Background vocals stems from your DAW.
  2. Then, please zip your files.
  3. Choose the service you’re interested in.
  4. Fill in all fields. Choose the quantity of songs.
  5. Leave a note (any wishes for a master and references).
  6. Upload zipped files and a demo mix (if you have).
  7. Proceed to Checkout
What is the Stem Mastering?

Stem mastering is a process where the mastering engineer creates a final master using pre rendered buses as drums, bass, accompaniment, vocals and background vocals.
So in this case the mastering engineer has more abilities to fix some mistakes and improve overall sound. However, we would certainly recommend you fix any issues on the mixing stage, cause stem mastering has still limitations on fixing issues.

How to prepare my song for stem mastering?

You need to export Drums, Bass, Accompaniment, Fx, Lead Vocal, and Background vocal stems. Make sure, that the peaks values are no louder than -6dB. Files should be delivered as a 24 or 32 bit .wav file at their native sample rates.

Should I send a reference track?

You may send us a reference track to show us the sound you like. If there are no reference tracks – no worries, we will pick up something similar to your song.

How many revisions do I have?

You will have 3 revision sessions.

Which genres do you work with?

We work with any genre. We have a team of mixing engineers, which have a lot of experience in mixing and mastering almost all genres.

Where are you located?

Our main office is located in Kyiv, Ukraine. Also we are cooperating with different engineers around the world.

Will stem mastering improve my sound?

Stem mastering will allow you to refine the sound of your mix and will give you much better results than mastering a single track. So, in this case, an engineer has more abilities to fix some mistakes and improve the overall sound.

What is Mastering for iTunes and Mastering for Spotify?

Mastering for Spotify- mastering according to the requirements of Spotify. Mostly it’s about volume. It helps your track to sound better on Spotify, because a regular master can be over compressed in some cases for this platform.
Apple Digital Masters – they had a different format – AAC, which requires a different headroom and approach. This format provides the best audio quality to the customers. This add on is not applicable for regular iTunes release. Choose this option if you want to release your music with the Apple Digital Masters badge. Also the Apple Digital Masters file can’t be created in a simple mastering house. You need to master it at an Apple Official Mastering house.
We’re happy to say that Major Mixing is an Apple Certified Mastering House!

Do you have bulk deals?

Sure! We have discounts for bulk deals. The size of the discount depends on the quantity of songs. You can always check it in the order window.

Can I contact you for additional information?

Of course! You can contact us via Live Chat on the website,

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