How I DJ With Stems Part 4: Prepping Your Stem Loop For DJing

In part four, the final instalment in this series, we'll prep your Stem Loop production in Traktor Pro 2 to get it ready for you to drop. We'll be placing Loop points throughout chunks of the Stem Loop: Loop points are like cue points in Traktor, but this time whenever you press the hot cue button, it automatically engages a loop as well.

Is It Time For A Universal DJ Tag For Music?

DJs in the digital age spend a lot of time preparing their material, and we do this because it allows us to become intimately familiar with the track. But all that hard work then becomes proprietary information depending on the DJ software we use. What can DJ companies do to solve this concern?

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How I DJ With Stems Part 3: Fleshing Out The Stem Loop Map

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.

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.

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...

Build Your Own Controller In A Snap With Palette

A new modular controller called Palette has started to ship. Made up of fader, knob, and button modules that snap together via magnet, Palette hooks up to your laptop via USB through its core module, which is the heart of the entire system. You then build your controller around it, adding up to 18 modules in total.