Introducing Stems

Transform Your Set

What Is a Stem?

A Stem file is an open, multi-channel audio file that contains a track split into four musical elements—bass, drums, vocals, and melody. With each element available independently, you can mix live in new ways that haven't been possible until now.

Create instant track edits, mash-ups, a cappellas, and more by bringing different Stem parts in and out of the mix.


How It Works

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Choose Your Favorites

Browse through hundreds of new Stem tracks in the Beatport catalog.

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Break It Down

Open your Stem file in a compatible application, like Beatport for Mac, to access the independent Stem parts inside.

Combine Stems

Build Something New

Let your creativity run wild and enjoy the freedom of fully customizable, multi-channel Stem tracks.

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Stems are for DJs

Preview multiple Stem parts using Beatport’s custom Stem track player—without leaving your browser.

Stem files allow you to interact with four different musical elements of a track independently while DJing, expanding performance possibilities that make your sets stand out.

Do More with Stem Files

Beatport's Desktop applications are the only desktop apps of their kind that allow you to purchase, import and organize your Stems files with the rest of your catalog.
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Be The First to Try Stems

In partnership with Native Instruments, Stem audio files are available now, featuring a premium roster of artists and labels. Visit our Stems Homepage now and discover a new way to play.

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