Mixing with Native Instruments Stems
A NEW DJ ERA IS HERE TO STAY
Stems is a new format for music and is a completely innovative way to DJ, redefining artistic live performances into a new DJ era.
A Stem file is an open, multi-channel audio file that contains a track split into four musical segments – bass, vocals, melody and drums for example. With each element available independently, you can mix in ways that just weren’t possible until now.
ENHANCE YOUR MIXING WITH STEMS
Until now, DJ mixing relied on adjusting and manipulating overall volume, EQ and effects for an entire track. With the innovative Stems, comprehensive multi-channel mixing of a track’s individual musical elements now becomes possible.
Create instant mash-ups, acappellas track edits and more by implementing different Stem parts in and out of the mix. You can also add effects to the vocals, leads, guitar and leave the rest of the track dry for example; this will create a whole different vibe and add originality to your performance.
NATIVE INSTRUMENTS TRAKTOR INTEGRATION
TRAKTOR KONTROL S8, S5, D2, and F1 are the first four DJ controllers optimized for the new Stems format. With Stems fully supported by the included TRAKTOR PRO 2 software, all 3 TRAKTOR controllers are pre-mapped and designed for playing with Stems right out of the box.
You can layer multiple Stem parts with performance faders, or apply filters and effects to specific elements of a track with assignable knobs.
STEMS IS FOR EVERYONE
Stems was developed as an open format designed to benefit the entire music industry. DJs and producers can create their own Stems with the free Stem Creator Tool*, while software and hardware developers can access the code and specifications to integrate Stems into future music production and performance tools.
As a premium file format, Stems can also create new revenue streams for record labels and digital download retailers. This means that online music stores like Beatport, Juno, and Traxsource can frequently supply you with all the latest releases in Stems format.