How I DJ With Stems Part 1: Introduction To Stem Loops

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.

Free Stem Creator Tool Now Available

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.

Get 10 Remix Sets For Free From Native Instruments

Hold up on that Christmas list! Native Instruments is giving away a selection of 10 Remix Sets from their catalogue, along with a US$25 E-Voucher that you can use towards any purchase on the NI Online Shop at the Native Instruments website.

Is Live Remixing The Future Of DJing?

Is live remixing the future of DJing? That's the premise of the latest video interview from Native Instruments, as they ask Pan-Pot about what they do to differentiate themselves from the DJing crowds. We want your say - so take a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Bluffer's Guide To Traktor's Remix Decks, Part 1

Nearly two-and-a-half years ago, we first saw Traktor’s Remix Decks in operation, Yet still we get asked over and over again: “What exactly are they?”, “Should I be using them in my DJing?” or alternatively, we hear DJs saying: “I’ve bought the hardware, and it’s gathering dust – help!”

Over To You: How Can I Best Use My Kontrol F1?

Here's a question which like yesterday's, has been asked to me on several occasions (here's another one) since the Traktor Kontrol F1 was launched. "I like my F1 and I have a lot of Remix Sets that I've created using the sample CDs from music magazines plus the NI free downloads. My problem is I cannot [...]

The New Traktor Kontrol Stand... & 10 Other DJ Buys For $60

With the announcement yesterday by Native Instruments of the Traktor Kontrol Stand, we thought we'd scout around and see what else you can buy for US$60.

Controller Clinic #18: Can I DJ Weddings & Bars With The Novation Twitch?

Digital DJ Tips reader Scott writes: “I am looking at purchasing my first controller. I would like to get out there and DJ to a crowd ASAP – maybe even bars and weddings, as I love music although it would be useful to make some extra cash. My dilemma is that I like the idea of the Novation Twitch and its features but I am concerned that this may not be as applicable to the type of crowds I hope to entertain.

$2000 Traktor Survey & Draw: Winners Announced

A week or so ago we asked you to take part in a quick survey of your musical tastes, gear, DJing aspirations and so on. We wanted to know a bit more about you to help us to serve you better, and Native Instruments kindly donated $2000-worth of prizes for a draw. Well, nearly 5,000 of you completed the survey, and today it is our pleasure to announce the winners.