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65 FREE STEMS TRACKS - FREE DOWNLOADS

Free Download Stems Creator by Native Instruments

Native Instruments STEMS Logo
Native Instruments STEMS Logo

Free Download Stems Creator by Native Instruments

In case you have missed it, there is a new way for both Producers to make tracks, and for DJs to be able to play them.

One main use of STEMS is to enable a DJ to be able to truly customise his performance by using different ‘streams’ of a particular track, for example if you want to use just the drums as part of your mix then you can select the drums only stream. Alternatively maybe you want to select just the vocals to use in your mix between 2 tracks, then a STEM file enable you do do it without the sometimes inadequate DJ method of using the low, mid and high mixer options to fade out the parts you want to hear less of.

Using STEMS can therefore bring much greater clarity and less muffled sound to your mixes in any live performance.

Native Instruments has released a FREE STEMS CREATOR which we have the download links for later in this post, but first here is a tutorial video how to use it to create your first STEM file :

Free download of Native Instruments Free Stem Creator

The Native Instruments Free Stem Creator is available for both Windows and Mac. Here are the download links for each :

WINDOWS FREE DOWNLOAD : HERE

APPLE MAC FREE DOWNLOAD : HERE

FREE STEMS CREATOR USER MANUAL : HERE

Converting your tracks to the new STEMS format using Native Instruments Free Stem Creator

We have also found a useful video tutorial video to help you convert your tracks to the new STEMS format here :

More about the STEMS format

STEMS are made of 4 (well 5) tracks built into an industry standard MP4 file container. A drums stem, a bassline stem, a harmony stem, and a lead stem for example. The Stem file also includes the original stereo master of the track for standard playback therefore making 5 in total.

Stem files will carry a stem.mp4 extension. For example: filename.stem.mp4

By using the MP4 container, what this also does is add the option in the future to add either single or multiple VIDEO streams into the same file for VJ integration.

For DJs – How to purchase STEMS you can use in your sets

STEMS are gaining popularity across multiple genres, with now quite a few labels and artists embracing the format, as well as online retailers selling them. The most popular online stores where you can buy STEMS are :

Beatport – http://pro.beatport.com
Bleep – http://bleep.com
Juno – http://junodownload.com
Traxsource – http://www.traxsource.com
whatpeopleplay – http://www.whatpeopleplay.com
Wasabeat – http://www.wasabeat.com

Here is a list of some of the well known labels already releasing their music on STEMS :

50 Weapons
Abstract Architecture
Afterglow
Alphahouse
Autofake
Axtone Records
Baroque Records
BassBoxDigital
Black Hole Recordings
BluFin
Bonzai Progressive
Bpitch Control
Bulletdoge Records
Cadenza
Chapter 24 Records
Chopstick Dubplate
Cocoon Recordings
Cr2 Records
Crispy Crust Records
Dear Deer
Deeptown Music
Diatology Records
Dim Mak Records
Dirtybird
Dubsided
EPM
Exposure Music
Factor City
Fade Records
Ferox Records
Fields
FLASH Recordings
Formatik Records
Get Physical
Get Twisted Records
Ghostly International
Green
Herzblut Recordings
Hotflush Recordings
Hospital Records
Hot Mom USA
Hydrozoa
Hypercolour
I Records
InFiné
Intacto
Intec
Items & Things
Jungle Cakes
KD Music
Ki Records
King Street Sounds
Kling Klong
KMS
Lapsus Music
Large Music
Le Mar Production
m-nus
Mad Decent
Manufactured Music
Milk & Sugar
mobilee Records
Monaberry
Monkeytown Records
Moody Recordings
Motech
Moon Harbour
Mundo Recordings
Myth Music
Nervous Records
Noir Music
Objectivity
Ocean Trax
Octopus Recordings
Omnis Recordings
Ovum Records
OWSLA
Pijamastep
Pild Records
Piston Recordings
Planet E
Poker Flat Recordings
R&S
RAM Records
Rejected
Robsoul Recordings
Room With A View
Sci + Tec
Shitkatapult
Shogun Audio
Side Records
Sincopat
Smiley Fingers
Spektra Recordings
Spinnin Records
Suara
Systematic Recordings
Tectonic
Terminal M
Third Ear Recordings
Toolroom Records
Touched
Traum
Tronic
Turbo Recordings
Ultra Music
Upon You Records
Vicious Bitch
Vintage Music Label
VIVa Music
Voltage Musique Records
Watergate Records
Yoshitoshi Recordings

Quite a big list as you can see, and notice in there are Drum and Bass heavyweights Hospital Records, Ram Records, and Shogun Audio !!

DJ Hardware/Software compatible with STEMS

Native Instruments with STEMS compatibility include the Traktor Kontrol D2, Traktor Kontrol S8, Traktor Kontrol F1, all using the DJ software Traktor Pro 2. Other manufacturers are expected to follow in the coming months and years.

Other useful resources for STEMS

Here is another tutorial video explaining how you can extract specific streams from STEMS :

And another tutorial showing some of the uses of the Traktor sample decks with STEMS :

Added 8th November 2015 :

Video here showing how to use STEMS with the Traktor Kontrol F1 –

ENJOY !!!

COMPETITION - CREATE A TRACK AND WIN

COMPETITION: CREATE A TRACK & WIN

COMPETITION - CREATE A TRACK AND WIN
COMPETITION – CREATE A TRACK AND WIN

COMPETITION: CREATE A TRACK & WIN A MUSIC PRODUCER BUNDLE AND ONLINE COURSE WORTH OVER $2,000!

Point Blank London has sent us info about their new competition to with the above huge prize !! We thought we would share it with you all.

The official text :

We’re giving you the chance to create a mix on our Mixer Machine and win an integrated music production prize bundle courtesy of Native Instruments, consisting of their Komplete 10 instruments and effects package, together with a Komplete Kontrol S-25 keyboard. Plus we’re throwing in one of our online courses as part of the prize!

To enter, simply register below, then create and submit a mix on the Mixer Machine before 14th June. The best entry will win this great prize bundle, worth over $2,000!

Once you’ve created your mix, remember to spread the word and ensure your friends rate your mix – the more votes you have will increase your chances of being shortlisted to the final selection! The final shortlist will then be judged by a Point Blank panel to decide the winner.

For every mix submitted we’ll be donating 50¢ to Bridges for Music, a charity which strives to use music and artists positively to create community projects in developing countries and help bridge the extensive gap between rich and poor. So you can feel even better about creating music, knowing it’s for a good cause!

The competition winner will be announced on w/c Monday 21th June and notified via the email they used to subscribe with. If you’ve already registered with us, then no need to re-register as you’re part of the competition – simply head to the Mixer and start creating!

**** TO ENTER YOU NEED TO REGISTER HERE ****

Good luck !!!

Traktor Kontrol D2

Introducing the Traktor Kontrol D2

Traktor Kontrol D2
Traktor Kontrol D2

Traktor Kontrol D2 – Next Generation Deck

Portable, pro TRAKTOR performance deck
Stunning high-res display keeps focus away from the laptop
Touch-sensitive controls trigger pop-up views and panels

FUTURE-FORWARD DECK CONTROL

TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 delivers portable, touch-and-see deck control designed for cutting-edge performance with TRAKTOR PRO 2. A full-color display and touch-sensitive controls deliver responsive workflow for the uncompromising DJ.

Portable and lightweight deck control for creative, professional DJ performance.

FULL-COLOR DISPLAY

The high-res display on the D2 brings your music to life in living color. Browse tracks, effects, and adjust filter values directly on the hardware. Your workflow is never interrupted – visually fine-tune and set beatgrids on a running track as it is appears on the display. The D2 keeps your focus on the music – not on your laptop.

A NEW WAY TO PLAY

Imagine workflow as effortless as instinct. Touch-sensitive knobs and faders activate TRAKTOR views and functions on an ultra-crisp full-color display, keeping you in the moment – and connected with your crowd. Cue, nudge, or get creative controlling effects and loop sizes – the D2’s LED-guided touch strip lets you get physical.

LIVE REMIXING AND BEYOND

Touch-responsive Remix Deck controls unlock the door to creativity – and your signature sound. Intuitively mix in sounds with 4+4 channel Remix Deck faders. Plus, live-capture and trigger your own samples and loops using the 8 color-coded performance pads.

Or explore mixing with Stems* – an open file format coming soon that introduces multi-channel mixing with different musical elements of a track. TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 is Stem-ready – among the first DJ controllers of its kind to offer mixing possibilities with the very DNA of your music.

BUY IT HERE

BUILT FOR THE ROAD

Pack-up and set-up in no time. TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 was designed for enhanced deck control while on the road. The compact, rugged, and lightweight build makes the D2 ideal for heavy touring – and your busy schedule.

Rubber-padded foldable feet raise the D2 to standard mixer height, or at an angle for performance comfort. And additional USB ports on the rear panel plus an included power supply splitter cable let you chain two units together quickly and easily when hustling from gig to gig.

DESIGNED FOR TRAKTOR SOFTWARE

TRAKTOR KONTROL D2 is built for seamless control of the included TRAKTOR PRO 2 – the DJ software chosen by countless professionals worldwide. Get in-depth control of your music with up to four software decks, a customizable interface, and advanced track library management.