Native Instruments announced this morning that the company has officially released TRAKTOR PRO 2.10.1—a free software update that extends the control of the Stems format to all TRAKTOR users. The main feature of this new update will be the implementation of Stem View directly into TRAKTOR’s Stem Decks, making it possible for users to control Stems directly with the help of any TRAKTOR setup or mapped third-party controller. To make sure that everyone gets started with using this new update, 65 Stem tracks are now available for free from the Native Instruments website.

Both demo and licensed TRAKTOR software owners can download the new update right now for free. Users can then start playing with Stems right away by downloading 1.5 GB worth of free Stems tracks available directly from NI. The package includes 65 high-quality Stem files of varying tempos and genres derived from selected MASCHINE Expansions. Additionally, online retailers like Beatport, Bleep, and Juno are offering 25% off their catalog of Stems releases for one week only.

The update also makes the revered TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 officially Stems-ready. Owners of the acclaimed S4 can expand their performance possibilities and experience hands-on control of Stem files directly in the mix. Adapted from the hardware display version for TRAKTOR KONTROL S8, S5, and D2, the in-app Stem View provides a clear, color-coded overview of a track’s four Stems—granting all TRAKTOR DJs in-depth, multi-channel control over a Stem track’s elements.

You can watch the official instructional video for using the S4 with Stems featuring TRAKTOR specialist Eric Goldstein in the Youtube player below, and you can find out more about the latest TRAKTOR software update and free collection of Stems by visiting the Native Instrument website.