Changing the Mix

Song Master gives you the ability to re-mix any song using instrument groups. With the mixer, you can Solo, Mute, and change the volume and pan position of each instrument group.

This is a great way for you to practice a song in a band setting. Simply mute the instrument you want to play and begin practicing!

To access the mixer, click the "Mixer Panel" tab in the bottom panel.

To enable the mixer, hit the power button at the top-right corner of the Stem Tracks sub-panel as shown above.

When the power button is clicked, Song Master will do some heavy computations to split each instrument group into separate tracks. If this is a song you will be working on over several sessions, you may want to go ahead and save the computed stems (separated instrument tracks) to disk so they will be instantly available next time you load the song. 

Note: to save storage space, the stems are compressed into ogg format which takes a bit of time to do. However, while they are being saved you can still continue to use Song Master. You can change the directory that stems are saved in by going to Edit | Settings (or ctrl+shift+s).

The Demo version of Song Master can create separate stems for Vocals-Drums- Bass-Other. If you buy Song Master, you will be able to download an expansion pack that provides two additional combinations: "Vocal-Accompaniment", and "Vocal-Drums-Bass-Piano-Other". Once the expansion pack has been downloaded and installed, you can select the desired grouping using the drop-down control at the top of the Stem Tracks sub-panel (shown above).

With the stems loaded, you can play the song and use each stem's channel mixer to Solo the stem (mute all other stems), Mute the stem (don't mix the stem with the others), and change the volume and pan position of a stem.