Hello guys! It’s Venn,
To me, the best option to export stems is to use Region Solo method. This way you could still print in Sends and it really works for me, cause I keep my projects visually clean and it’s so easy to rubber band select all the regions of, lets say, drums.
Other option I’ve seen some people do is they Send out a Post-fader signal to an Aux, which Aux is the Input of an audio track. And you do this for all your Aux groups (assuming stems). The downside is that you have to do it “online” since you are actually recording to those audio tracks. Got this method from Christian Henson.
Other a bit sketchy method is to route all the outputs of the stem auxes to Ouput1-2, 3-4, 5-6, etc. and then have them recorded with third party software like Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Hijack.
A little hint - Ctrl+S bouncing with Cycle Range is by far the fastest way to bounce for me. I bet Region Soloing detaches all non-soloed regions from the buffer and it’s blazing fast.