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Is per-stem reverb the same as reverb for the full mix?

I've just found out about how to do stems when recording, and why they're important (kind of obvious, I guess!) The only thing I can't work out, is where "full-mix" reverb is applied. If I want a ...
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Pro Tools stems export

How can I export clips as files but with all the effects and automation used on them? I can bounce them but there are over 40 channels and wouldn't have time to bounce them all one by one.
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International mixes

I've finished a mix for a feature film and now they want an M+E and a Dialogue stem, i guess for dubbing? It wasn't in the original deal for me to supply them with this but what I've supplied they ...
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How to avoid pre-dubbing mistakes?

My question has to do with pre-dubbing and what you commit to at this stage, in particular regarding stereo sounds. When doing pre-dub stem mixdowns, how do you know what will work in the final mix ...
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Master Faders, AUXs - 48 bit vs 24 bit in stem/mixing workflows

So, I've been thinking a bit about mix workflows and routing. In the past, with dialogue, for example, I've hard-bussed all my dx tracks to an aux track where I normally just throw a bit of ...
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Where can I find the Apocalypse Now stem videos

I remember finding a great set of videos a while ago which broke down a scene from Apocalypse Now into the relevant stems (music, dialog, foley etc). It was a great educational resource but I can't ...
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DX Stems - Mono or Stereo?

So I have a post template I work with all the time. Some DX tracks (all mono), some FX tracks (half mono and half stereo) some FO tracks (all mono), and some MX tracks (all stereo). Through ...
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Nuendo and Printing Stems with Tone Bleeps

This last project I have done in Nuendo for its built in surround capabilities. What I cannot figure out for the life of me is how to properly export a Mixdown and all the stems. I know how to ...
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Which stem would breathing go in?

Just curious which stem would breathing end up in? Its a chase scene that I had to adr entirely and so I have looped in breathing. I have it on a separate channel for mixing purposes but does the ...
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Backing up stems

A few related questions have been asked before, but I can't find any threads discussing Stems and backup practices in a more focused manner. I'm just curious as to what all of your practices are after ...
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What's the origin of the word “Stem”?

I got in a bit of a discussion today about the origin of the word STEM. I personally believe it comes from a combination of STEREO MASTER = STEreo Master = STEM. My coworker thinks that's bunk ...
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Delivering DM&E stems

How are your sessions built so that when the client receives final stems, the comped level doesn't exceed a given threshold? The way I set up my sessions is audio tracks feed aux inputs (D, M & E ...
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How to approach M&E Mixing

Hello all, I'm curious how other people do this. I've never actually had to mix an M&E before as it was all done for me in the mixer routing in ProTools (I also had totally clean dialogue as the ...