Hey everybody! Its Josh from The Triple Threat Artist!
Today I'm going to talk about stems, and the final files that you're going to need, or that I recommend that you have, whenever you're finishing up a song.
A lot of times people just bounce their final mix, and maybe an instrumental mix, but I recommend that you actually do stems also, even if they're not immediately requested.
It's great for archiving your song, and if there's ever a time where you need to go back - you know, several years later - five to ten years later to redo a mix or something like that - having the stems is a great way to save your place. Especially when plug-in manufacturers might not keep their plugins updated.
Opening old DAW session files can be a big pain - so this is a great way to archive your session.
So the very first thing that I do is I will pick my start point and my end point and I will just do a bounce of the mix…
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