In today's training we're going to put together your first Stem Loop production. I assembled a Stem Loop track using loops and samples that I've got in my library, and in this tutorial you're going to download those sounds and I'm going to walk you through recreating that track.
In part one of this four-part video series, I'm going to introduce you to my concept of the Stem Loop and how I DJ with it. Stem Loops are quick to assemble in a digital audio workstation like Ableton Live using sample packs, and you perform them while you DJ using hot cues and loop cues in Traktor Pro 2.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.