Stem Mastering is our premium mastering option for those who want the BEST POSSIBLE SOUND from their project. It is essentially a combining buss mixing, analog summing and mastering into one awesome post production step. For most projects, each song would include a Stereo Drum mix, a Stereo Instruments mix and a Stereo Vocal mix. Each stereo mix is known as a “Stem” in Stem Mastering. Once they are loaded into the DAW each stem can be treated independently with compression, and EQ settings optimized for each Stem. Then they are sent out of our BLA modified RME converters to our lovely sounding modified Yamaha RM 1608 recording console. Once in the analog domain, each stem can benefit from it’s own stereo analog eq. Then stems are summed through the Analog Console and sampled back into the computer via high end A/D converters. Projects mixed in the digital domain can benefit GREATLY from this Analog summing process, providing greater depth, imaging, punch and general musicality then available through digital summing. Once the mix has been summed and resampled back into the digital domain the mastering process continues as in a standard stereo mastering scenario.