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Export Stems or Bounce?

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asked Nov 21 in Studio One 5 by lilihi (120 points)

I'm new to S1, an engineer using it advised me to rather consolidate and bounce tracks than to export stems as there is quality loss when exporting stems. Is that correct as I have been searching throught the topics but didn't find anything about that concrete aspect?

Thank you in advance.

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answered Nov 25 by tothrec (22,910 points)
The only difference between Bounce Selection and Export Stems from Tracks is that the track plugins, pan and volume will be applied as part of the Export.  That is not a loss of quality, but instead a further refinement of the audio information.  It's up to you to decide which is more appropriate.