How to Export and Upload Individual Tracks in Cubase
How to Export Individual Tracks in Cubase for Mixing
For information on exporting stems in Cubase please read ALL text below and review the step-by-step illustrations.
A Step by Step Guide to Exporting and Uploading Cubase Tracks
eMasterSound Engineer will add the best effect from premium professional hardware and software plugins that out weight the cost to you. So, please remove all effects, compressors, and limiters including all processing when you export your stems. If you have an instrument or vocal with an effect you would like to keep, you may do so on an FX track but, please remove any limiters on that track. Vocals must be completely dry with no effects, compressors or limiters. Also, make sure you name your stems accordingly and in order.
The Export Audio Mixdown application allows you to mix down, and export all audio that is included between the left and right locators of a project. Cubase Pro users: You can also export audio that is contained in different ranges defined by cycle markers.
Select the left and right locators at the top of the timeline to select the song from beginning to end.
To open the Export Audio Mixdown dialog, select File > Export > Audio Mixdown. The Audio Mixdown dialog will prompt.
The Export Audio Mixdown dialog is divided into several sections:
1. Channel Selection
Allows you to select the channels that are mixed down from a list of all output and audio-related channels that are available in the project. In Channel Selection, add a check mark to each box beside each track you want to export separately. Select only Audio Channel to include for the Mix Down. Ensure not to include Midi or Muted channels.
2. Cycle Marker Selection (good for multiple songs performanced one after the other).
Cubase Pro only: Allows you to export sections of your project that are defined by cycle marker ranges of the active marker track.
3. File Location
Allows you to set up the naming scheme and to select a path for the exported file. Create a song name and folder in the same location as this project.
Creating and Naming a Folder
Name the tracks, typically the song name, which you’ll add in the field “Name”. Know that, Cubase will append whatever name you use here to the track name. So’ in this example, our song’s name is “eMasterSound Metal”, which when we select export for the bass track, we’ll see the file named “eMasterSound Metal -Bass 03”, “eMasterSound Metal Hi-Hat 04”, and so on and so on for each track.
A good practice is to save the track outs to their own folder, typically with the same-titled the track and/or song name. Select this by going to Path, and then right clicking on an empty area to “create a new folder”.
Another good idea is to include an info doc with the tempo and song key in the folder name. For example, if your songs name is “Tight” you’d name your folder Tight 120 bpm major C (stems) and then click “Use current folder”.
Note: If you’re using Cubase Artist or some older version of Cubase then 7, you won’t be able to select multiple tracks. Then export each track individually instead of having Cubase batch process them. This is basically like pressing “solo” on each track and exporting it.
1. Allows you to select a file format and make additional settings for the file to be created. This includes codec settings, meta data, sample rate, bit depth, etc. The available options depend on the selected file format. Choose Wav format.
2. Audio Engine Output
Allows you to specify a sample rate, a bit depth, and the number of audio channels for the audio output. Change the Sample Rate to 48,000 kHz, and the Bit Depth to 24 Bit Floating Point.
3. Import Into Project
Allows you to automatically import the resulting audio file back into your project. But in this case import into a Pool Folder.
4. Post Process
Allows you to specify what happens after the export process.
Now just click “Export” and sit back and relax. When you’re finished, you’ll have a folder with all the tracks from your song within it.
If you want to make your life easier and want your audio engineer to love you, even more, you can zip up your folder so you only need to upload one file.
Zip the Folder
If you have no idea what zipping a file means, check out this guide on “how to zip up your files.”
Having trouble uploading? If this isn’t working, you can upload your file to your favorite file sharing site and send it via our contact form. You are also welcome to contact us for assistance, we are always happy to help.