Based on the other threads on this topic, I understand that to create stems, Elements users have to use the Export/Audio Mixdown function for individual tracks instead of the Render in Place or Batch Export functions in other versions of Cubase. This will create individual WAV files for each individual track.
Assuming you need stems to send to a sound engineer for mixing and mastering, what additional steps should be taken prior to exporting?
1: Should all panning be removed before exporting?
2: Should all plugins/effects be bypassed before exporting?
3: Should the Master Bus be placed in Mono?
4: What should be done with effects channels used to simulate Parallel Compression?, e.g. an effects channel which compresses the kick only.
5: Are there any other steps needed to create an unprocessed WAV file which a sound engineer can use?