Save $200 On The Traktor Kontrol S5 & Kontrol D2

Native Instruments just announced a big US$200 drop on its Traktor Kontrol D2 and Kontrol S5 controllers to celebrate the first anniversary of Stems. The price cut will only be effective until 31 May 2016.

Getting Started With Stems & Traktor Part 4: Using With The Kontrol S4

This is rather a special instalment of our series on using the bright new Stems file format from Native Instruments in your DJing, because it concerns a feature that has only just been launched, at the time of writing, at least (February 2016): Onscreen stem waveform display in Traktor.

Stems Arrive For All Traktor Users

Native Instruments just released an update of Traktor Pro 2 that finally brings Stems to all Traktor users. For the first time, Stem files will now be displayed as four individual stem tracks in Traktor Pro 2 software through Stem View, letting any Traktor user see and mix with Stems, even though they’re using a third-party controller.

Getting Started With Stems & Traktor, Part 3: Kontrol D2 & DVS

Stems is an immensely exciting format, and with the Traktor Kontrol D2, Native Instruments has a good, portable way of adding Stems to any club DVS set-up. And so we carry on this series of mini-tutorials on Stems with that model. If you play with Traktor using DVS, and want to add a bit of spice to your sets, read on…

Getting Started With Stems & Traktor, Part 2: Using Vocals

Stems is an immensely exciting format, and with the Traktor Kontrol S5, Native Instruments has a nice, accessible controller for “the masses” to get involved. And so we carry on this series of mini-tutorials on Stems with that model.

Write Songs On The Go With iMaschine 2

Native Instruments just released iMaschine 2, an update to its iOS beatmaking app that can let you create an entire song on your mobile. New features include the Arranger which lets you turn loops into full-on productions by grouping and editing them into sections, and Step Mode which lets you draw drum hits and notes on a grid.

Your Questions: What Non-Traktor Gear Works With Stems?

Digital DJ Tips reader Andre writes something we are getting asked a lot by readers at the moment, in one shape or form, about the new multitrack file format, Stems. He writes: “Hi guys! Who else other than Tractor will be incorporating Stem files in their controllers?”