A stem file extension is related to the Native Instruments Stems audio file format for DJs.

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STEM file extension - Native Instruments Stems audio data

What is stem file? How to open stem files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

The stem file extension is associated with the Stems an audio format developed by Native Instruments and used to store song in various stems (multi-channel audio), like a drums stem, a bass line stem, a harmony stem, and a lead stem.

The Stems is open source format developed for DJs, which uses MP4 container to store stems and it is playable in various audio players that support MP4 playback.

Songs in Stems format sells Beatport, Juno, and Traxsource.

The default name of Stems file is: nameofsong.stem.mp4

However if you have set hide file extensions option in your operating system, you will see: nameofsong.stem file.

The default software associated to open stem file:

Traktor icon

Native Instruments, Inc. logoTraktor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Native Instruments, Inc.

A music mixing application, TRAKTOR for DJs that is able to works with many hardware DJ controllers available on market.

Stem Creator Tool picture or screenshot

Native Instruments, Inc. logoStem Creator Tool  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Native Instruments, Inc.

Stem Creator Tool is an audio tool from Native Instruments used to create audio files stored in Stems audio format.

Help how to open:

Use Traktor to open and work with *.stem audio files.

How to convert:

You can use any MP4 converter to transform *.stem files to other audio formats.

List of software applications associated to the .stem file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open stem file, edit stem file, convert stem file, view stem file, play stem file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting stem files.

stem file players - programs that can play stem file - Native Instruments Stems audio data

Programs supporting the exension stem on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for play stem file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with stem file by default:
Traktor small icon Traktor
Other suggested software:
VLC media player small icon VLC media player

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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