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NI expands Stems support with Traktor Pro 2 update

Native Instruments today released Traktor Pro 2.10.1, a free update that extends control of the Stems format to all Traktor users.

According to Native Instruments, the update implements Stem View directly into Traktor's Stem Decks, making it possible to control Stems with any Traktor setup or mapped third-party controller. The update also makes the Traktor Kontrol S4 officially Stems-ready.

Adapted from the hardware display version for Traktor Kontrol S8, S5, and D2, the in-app Stem View provides a color-coded overview of a track's four Stems – granting all Traktor DJs an in-depth, multi-track control over a Stem track's elements. Each stem can be muted and unmuted using the Remix Slot buttons and pads, and each stem's volume or filter can be controlled using the loop encoders.

Both demo and licensed Traktor software owners can start playing Stems right away with 1.5 GB worth of free Stems tracks available from The package includes a total 65 Stem files of varying tempos and genres derived from selected Maschine Expansions.

Additionally, online retailers Beatport, Bleep, Juno, Traxsource, Wasabeat, and whatpeopleplay are each offering 25% off their repertoire of Stems releases for one week only. Until February 29, 2016, shop customers can enter a voucher code at checkout to receive the discount.

The free Traktor Pro 2.10.1 update is now available for download from the NI Service Center.

More information about the update, a free TRAKTOR demo, and voucher codes for Stems offers are available at Native Instruments' website.