STEM MASTERING SERVICE
STEM MASTERING SERVICE
To use our stem mastering service, please follow the instructions below, select the options which apply, click add to cart and follow the checkout process.
Once you have finished working on your track and you are happy with the mix down, export your stems as WAV or AIFF files at a minimum bit depth and sample rate of 24bit & 44.1khz. Please ensure there is no compression or limiting on the master channel.
Clearly label the stems with the track title and stem name (eg. Kick, Synths, FX etc). See details below for an example of how to split a track into stems.
Place all stems in a zip folder, clearly labelled with artist and track title. Please also include any reference tracks you would like us to use if neccessary.
Select the options which you require on our ordering system below and click add to cart.
Another window will open, enter the full artist names and titles here along with any notes/requests you may have, then click on add to cart.
Access your cart at the top right of this page and continue the payment process.
Once payment is made, you will receive an email confirming your order.
UPLOAD YOU FILES
UP TO 8 STEMS - £90
ABOUT OUR SERVICE
Stem mastering is an enhanced method of mastering which allows our engineer to have more flexibility, resulting in a greater level of clarity and depth in the final master. This is achieved by a track being exported into several groups (stems). Each stem can then be processed individually, adding processing techniques where required to add warmth, width and punch.
Here is an example of how a track should be grouped into 8 stems:
Please note: Stems should be exported once you are happy with your mixdown.
LOUDNESS STANDARDS / REQUIREMENTS
We will master the full length version of your track to a loudness standard for club/DJ play, However, we take into account the loudness standards of radio and streaming platforms when mastering the radio edit/short version of your track.
We use accurate tools from Izotope and Mastering The Mix to provide us with accurate LUFS readings.
If you have any specific requirements, please let us know in the ordering process.
We will listen to any reference tracks you provide and take into account any information on particular record labels you are looking to submit the track to, so we can gain and understanding of the overall sound you are looking for, and ensure we meet any specific requirements you have.
FREE PRE-MASTER MIX DOWN CHECK
If we feel there is an adjustment which could be made in the mix down which could benefit the final stem master, we will let you know.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
You will receive mastered WAV files at 16bit 44.1khz. If you have any other file format requirements, please let us know in the notes section when placing an order.
If you would like any adjustments, we are happy to do them for you and send another WAV file.
Upon receipt of your files, we aim to deliver the master back to you within 4 to 5 working days. Any changes to the estimates will be stated on the front page.
*PLEASE READ THE TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR OUR STEM MASTERING SERVICE HERE
Some tracks which have been mixed and/or mastered by Iris Audio