Before exporting stems, please export the full song as you would normally do. It’s fine if you have processing on the master channel, please leave it turned ON and include the exported file in the stem package.
IMPORTANT: Please leave all processing and automations you have on your stems turned ON. You are welcome to additionally send the unprocessed/raw versions (they still need to include automations), but please put them in a separate folder.
Typically for a basic 10 stem package, you would split your song into stems listed below. For bigger packages, just use the same formula, but strip down further the groups listed below into individual stems:
Example of a 10 stem package:
4. 4×4 Main Hat
5. 4×4 Main Clap
7. Tops (hats / cymbals / shakers / tambourines etc.)
8. Keys, Chords, Pads
9. Synths, Leads
10. Buildup & Transitional FX (white noise / filter noise / crash / hits / impacts)
Please don’t forget to load stems into an empty project and check carefully for alignment, levels, automations and make sure there are no missing sounds. Length of the stems need to match the total length of the song.
NOTE: We offer step by step guide for each DAW on how to export and prepare the stems, so please don’t hesitate to send us an email specifying your DAW software and we will walk you quickly through the process. Following the guide guarantees the best results and error free process during the export.