Here’s my situation: I’m mixing a pop song, project has 79 tracks currently. Along with the final stereo mix, I need to deliver post-mix stems of drums, bass, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, synths, lead and backing vocals. 7 stems total.
My project has all the related tracks for each instrument submix going into group channels labelled as described above. However, when I add these group channels to the export queue and select master/groups/sends as the export setting, they don’t export with the sends on the tracks that are being routed into each of those groups. These sends are just reverbs and delays. But the exports are all dry.
I was under the impression that this feature basically replaces the need to solo and bounce each stem manually, but in Cubase soloing a group channel that doesn’t have any sends connected will still play back with the fx sends that are on the individual tracks going into said group. Basically, soloing a group channel shouldn’t mute any fx channels associated with the constituent audio/instrument tracks.
This problem doesn’t occur when adding those individual audio/instrument tracks to the queue.
Am I doing something wrong or is this something Steinberg has missed? Because the only time I’m required to deliver 120 post-mix stems for a 120 track project is if it’s a film score. For pop/rock artists it’s always instrument-specific submixes. This feature seems to have messed up here.
Thanks all for any suggestions you might have.