When approaching the finish line of your production, bouncing your tracks to stems is essential. Brought to our attention by an article from createdigitalmusic.com, we decided to highlight a couple of reasons why stems are important to our mixdowns.
During a mixdown, transparency is key. By consolidating audio into distinct elements (i.e. Bass, Vox, Drums, Synth), you have a clear and unified picture of your track.
In the final mix down, certain pieces of your track may need additional processing. For example, suppose your track sounds muddy. Often caused by excessive low-mid, you can solo your Bass stem and get to the bottom of it.
In summary, consolidating your tracks into stems will make your life easier and get you closer to the end goal.