Free Stem Creator Tool Now Available

Stem Creator Tool

Native Instruments just launched its Stem Creator Tool, a free standalone app for Mac and PC that lets you create your own Stems files. The Stem Creator Tool comes in a zip package that includes a quick-start guide to get you set on making your own Stems. While still at its beta stage, Native asserts that it’s stable.

Review & Video: Stems On Traktor 2.9 + Kontrol S8, D2 & F1


Stems is a new audio file format developed by Native Instruments for DJs. With compatible DJ hardware and software, Stems give the user independent control over four parts of a track (for instance drums, bass, synth and vocal). Today we bring you a full and complete review, including two talkthrough videos.

Beatport Pro Can Now Play Stems Files


Beatport has become the first third-party company to incorporate Stems, the new open-source music file format developed by Native Instruments that splits a tune into four “stems” (such as drums, bass, vocals and melody) that DJs can utilise independently in DJ software such as Traktor.

Review & Video: Traktor Kontrol D2 Modular Deck

Traktor Kontrol D2

The Traktor Kontrol S8 was a bold move for Native Instruments, mainly because it dared to drop the jogwheels, but also by putting the company’s Remix Decks idea front and centre. Now, with Stems Decks just around the corner, the company has released the Kontrol D2, which is basically a single modular S8 deck. So what’s it like?

NI Launches Big Push On Its Stems DJ Music Format

Native Instruments' new Stems file format brings multitrack capabilities in a single file. Its current line of next generation controllers, namely the Traktor Kontrol S8 and Kontrol D2, are Stems-compatible straight out the box.

Native Instruments has just launched a website as part of its push for public acceptance of its newly developed, open source music format, called Stems. The Stems format allows DJs to work with tracks split into four parts (for instance, bass, drums, vocals and melody), rather than presented as a whole.

Traktor Kontrol D2 Modular Controller Now Available

Traktor Kontrol D2

Native Instruments has just released its Traktor Kontrol D2 controller. It’s the latest controller by the company that comes with an onboard display, four faders meant for Remix Decks and NI’s upcoming Stems file format, and a bank of performance pads. It looks like half of NI’s flagship Traktor Kontrol S8 controller sans mixer.

Traktor 2.8 Released, Rane MP2015 Mixer Now Traktor Scratch Certified

Rane MP2015

Native Instruments has just released the latest version of Traktor Pro 2. Now at version 2.8, the update includes Traktor Scratch Certification for the Rane MP2015, which means you can use it with Traktor timecode CDs and vinyl. Faster song library analysis and support for the Traktor D2 controller are among the improvements too.