Apr 22nd, 2008, 09:50
A video editor I know asked for a couple of my music pieces so he could present them to a client for a commercial. If they decide to use them, I need to give him "stems". My definition of stems is this: individual mixed tracks, with some form of tone at the beginning which allows them to be synced together, but still allows the editor to drop sections out individually. In this particular case, he would want all higher register and lower register instruments grouped together, and the mid-range as another separate track, as spoken word takes up the same mid-range areas and he'll be dropping those sections out somewhat. Please feel free to correct or add to my definition, as this was all gleaned from one brief conversation yesterday. My question: is there an automatic way of creating these tracks and a sync tone in Logic or Soundtrack? Also, what range of kHz should I be most concerned with, if spoken voices are the issue?