What is a STEM file?

A STEM file is an open multi-track audio format, that enhances creative possibilities for DJs, producers, and live performers.

A Stem file contains a track split into four musical elements: A drums stem, a bassline stem, a melody stem, and a vocal stem for example.

The Stem format provides the ability to freely interact with a track’s different musical elements. Each ‘stem’ can be controlled independently to create instant new mixes, mashups, instrumentals, a cappellas, and more.

Traxsource is a proud partner of Native Instruments and we offer a full selection of STEMS.

You may access our dedicated STEMS page here:

While browsing Traxsource STEMS can be identified by the distinctive logo on the artwork: stems-full.png

Our regular music downloads are available in your choice of 320kbps MP3, or fully uncompressed 44.1 WAV or AIFF format. For more info on AIFF, WAV and MP3: click here.

More stems info can be found here:

If I buy STEMS files, do they include the master rights?

Stem files themselves are songs released in a multi track format, All of these are subject to the creator's copyright and should not be used in your own productions.  Saying that, we do sell “sample packs” which are typically able to be used in your own productions, .  . 

For more information about this or other Native Instruments products please visit the NI website: or contact NI at:

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