Free Download – Native Instruments Stems Creator


Native Instruments has released Stem Creator, previously available as a beta release, as a free download for Mac & Windows.

Stem files use the .mp4 container format to store the four individual stems of a track within a single file. Using the file extension .stem.mp4, this single file can be managed just like an mp3 file.

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Native Instruments Intros Traktor Kontrol S5 4-Channel Stems-Ready DJ System


Native Instruments has introduced Traktor Kontrol S5 – a new 4-channel DJ system.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

With a compact size and solid construction, TRAKTOR KONTROL S5 puts familiar hardware control, fluid touch-and-see workflow, and Stems* compatibility into a modern DJ experience.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S5 builds on hardware design made popular by the revered TRAKTOR KONTROL S4, with innovative modern technology in a portable format made to feel instantly familiar in the hands of any DJ.

TRAKTOR KONTROL S5 will be available online and at retailers worldwide on October 1, 2015.

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Native Instruments Releases Stem Creator Tool As A Free Beta


Native Instruments has released Stem Creator, a free application for creating STEMS formatted audio files, as a beta download.

STEMS is an open file format that lets you distribute tracks that incorporate a full mix, plus four stem tracks – such as drums, bass, keys and vocals. Each of the four stem tracks can be individually mixed, allowing for more performance options and making it easier to create new mixes, mashups, instrumentals, a cappellas and more.

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Native Instruments Debuts Stems Open File Format

Native Instruments today launched Stems, their multi-track audio format. Stems introduces what NI is calling “enhanced performance possibilities” for DJs and a “new paradigm” for the greater music industry.

Stems is an open file format which allows the user the ability to manipulate (and, in NI’s words, “freely interact with”) a track’s four different musical elements – such as drums, bass, keys and vocals. The volume, filter, and effects settings of each stem can be controlled independently, enabling creation of “instant” new mixes, mashups, instrumentals, a cappellas, and more.
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