Stems – The ‘Next-Gen’ Audio Format For DJs

Native Instruments want to give DJs and remixers more control over their tracks with their new audio format; Stem.

Stem’s song files can contain four split track elements (For example: Drums, Bass, Guitar and Vocals) allowing more extensive creative options.

The files will playback as mixed stereo audio through any software that supports MP4.

In the video below you can find out more about how Stem files work.

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You can also get a look at what it’s like mixing with Stems in the video below using Traktor Pro 2 and a Traktor Kontrol D2 hardware controller.

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