If you are in a band that has very little budget, are able to record and mix your music yourself, but not happy with the results – Stem-Mastering might be the way to go for you.
The idea is to export stems (busses) of individual groups (drums, bass, guitars, vocals, keyboards and so on) that sound like your mix when played together, but are way more accessible for a mastering engineer than a stereo file would be.
This makes me able to simultaneously lower bass frequencies in your kickdrum while adding more to your bass guitar for example, or getting more punch for the snaredrum while simultaneously getting rid of that annoying clicking sound in your bass guitar.
CALYPSO’S CALL – DELIRIOUS (2015 / SELF RELEASED)
MINDPATROL – THE MARBLE FALL (2015 / SELF RELEASED)