Final mix


The act of mixing the sound for a motion picture (or television show) into separate dialog, music and sound effects stems (DME), which, combined and played at equal level through the audio monitor, represent the finished soundtrack.

In a stereo film (or surround-encoded TV), it is most common to record the dialogue, music and sound effects stems on three pieces of 4- or 6-track magnetic film, utilizing Dolby SR noise reduction. (The choice of which noise reduction system is used at this stage SR, A-type, or even dbx has no relation to what print masters might be made.) Final mixes are also frequently recorded on analog or digital multitrack tape or on digital dubbers.