FIRST LOOK: Stems Creator beta — out now

stem creator

The online stores are selling them, and NI has the hardware ready for them. And now you can make them. Yes — the Stems Creator is out in public beta today.

Brace yourselves — Stems are coming [VIDEO]

more NI stems demo video

The open source Stems file format edges ever closer to release. And to tide you over, NI has released a teaser video of Stems files being mixed.

All the NI Stems info you could ever need

ni stems dummies book

As NI’s open source Stems technology edges oh so slowly towards release, an official Stems website has appeared that should satisfy all questions.

Review: Native Instruments Kontrol D2

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol D2 review DJ (2)

NI has lopped the end off of a S8 and called it a Kontrol D2. Jared got a pair and used them with his S8, turntables, and just about anything he could lay his hands on. He wrote many words, and named it a review.

Traktor Pro 2.8 — the walls come tumbling down

traktor 2.8.0 Rane MP2015 Pioneer

The Kontrol D2 is out, and so is Traktor Pro 2.8. Out too is NI’s closed door policy, which brings Rane certification and Pioneer CDJ and XDJ support.

Kicking around ideas — the potential of Stems technology


The NI-led Stems audio format looks to shake things up. But I got to thinking about the real untapped potential, so in a future-looking moment, I scribbled down my ideas.

Thursday — live Kontrol D2 and Stems events in the UK

NI Traktor Kontrol D2 previews stems

This Thursday, NI UK is attempting an ambitious multi-retailer live preview of the new Traktor Kontrol D2 with a live broadcast from NI HQ about Stems.

VIDEO: Shiftee on the Kontrol S8

shiftee kontrol s8

While the Kontrol S8 is largely seen as a controllerist’s wet dream, NI got Shiftee to plug in turntables to show that it’s considerably more than that.

Native Instruments Stems: Some Clarification

Native Instruments Traktor stems clarification

Native Instruments Stems announcement left a few questions unanswered. So of course, we ask those questions of NI, and got back some clarification for you.

Stems — open format multi-track songs from NI

Native Instruments Stems MP4 (2)

Native Instruments in open format shocker! Stems is a multi-track format that bring a single audio file alongside individual tracks. Imagine being able to interchange beats from your favourite tracks, or layer vocals over something completely different. That’s what Stems is about. Welcome to NI real #futureofdjing.