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Old 31st July 2019
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Hey Guys,

I'm trying to work out how best to do track-outs (individual stems) of some beats I'm going to be selling online.

I can't decide if dry or wet is better. In my mind it kind of depends how much control the artist wants in mixdown or if they want it to be a quick and easy job. Should I do both?

I also can't work out if the kick and bass should be in stereo or mono?

Has anyone got any thoughts?


Old 31st July 2019
Lives for gear

Everything you need to know is in the above link.

I find that most beats come in with EVERYTHING printed. This tends to create problems when it comes to reverb and delay, and like most mix engineers, I just deal with it. You learn workarounds that aren't ideal, but they work because you have no choice. Sometimes I'm able to go back to the producer and get a dry version of something if it's royally screwing stuff up. As a general rule of thumb, I think everything is discretionary on the part of the beatmaker EXCEPT reverb and delay. NEVER print those. If you like the reverb and delay you used, print the sound without it and then print a separate track that is only the reverb or delay return. That way at least I can blend it to the right level. The really good producers I mix either leave reverb and delay off entirely (I rely on their rough mix to know what they want), or the print the wet on a separate track. The really good ones also include a text type of file in the folder with all their contact info.
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