Stem Recording

Stem Recording - A Brief Explaination

We all work in the box to some degree these days, projects are larger, processing more powerful but just now and then we wish we could pass a recorded or sampled stem out of the box and through a choice piece of outboard.

As many of you know, I conduct all of my mixing at A Sharp due to the great monitoring, acoustics and range of outboard gear. I thought that I’d let you have the opportunity to access this gear through an experienced pair of hands – me. If you’re not happy then I’ll refund you – no fuss, no risk just a great result every-time.

The idea is simple. Tell me about your project, send me the stems and we can talk about the processing required. The price is per stem and not per piece of  gear as you may want to send a Bass stem through a Distressor, Neve channel strip and then an EQP1-A?

Outboard in the Racks

There’s quite a list of equipment at A Sharp so here’s the list of the more important items that we have here. All the equipment is beautifully maintained and cared for which is ultra important when working on release material.

To get the very best possible results I can use several pieces of equipment so have a look and let’s have a chat…


Mic Pre’s & EQ

  • 2 x Neve 1081
  • 4 x Neve 1073
  • 2 x Neve 8801
  • Manely VoxBox
  • Avalon 737 sp Channel Strip
  • 2 x API 512 V
  • 2 x Rupert Neve 511’s
  • 2 x Chandler TG2 500s’
  • GML 8200 MK II Parametric EQ
  • Manley Massive Passive Mastering EQ
  • 2 x Manley Enhanced E QP1-A2 x
  • 2 x Cartec Audio EQP1-A
  • Avalon AD2055 Parametric EQ


  • Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
  • Manley Variable Mu Compressor Limiter
  • Chandler TG1 Comp/limiter Abbey Road
  • AMS Neve 33609JD
  • Tube Tech SMC 2BM Mastering Compressor
  • Pom “PYE” Compressor
  • GML 8900
  • 8 x SSL Dynamic Modules XR418
  • 2 x Crane Song Falcon
  • David Peach Optical Limiter
  • 2 x Distressor with Brit Mode
  • 2 x Teletronix LA2A
  • 2 x UA 1176
  • Inward Connections VacRac TLS3

Hardware Effects and Reverbs

  • Eventide H8000FW with Eve/Net
  • 2 x Bricasti Mainframes with Remote
  • Lexicon PCM 92
  • TC Electronic M5000
  • TC Helicon Voice Pro

Contact Steve about Stem Recording

If you’d like a little analogue love on your stems by a Grammy Album Nominee Engineer then just reach out and tell me a little about your project and what processing you want.

There’s quite a bit of equipment at A Sharp as you can see, so we can also have a chat about what’s best for the audio stems together. When uploading your Stems best to upload a draft mix as well so that I can hear the stem in context.

Equipment Rack

Send your Stems here

Upload to Dropbox.

A Simple way to pay




Just select the number of stems that you’re uploading and the price will be automatically calculated and the greater the number the higher the discount.

The price is calculated on basis that they are no longer than 5 minutes long each and that one or more items of outboard may be used.

Prices start at $15.00 for one stem and reduce by 50% to $7.50 for more than 20 stems.


SKU: STEMS Category:

Additional Information

Number of Stems

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30