Serato has announced that after a successful beta period, the much-anticipated Serato Stems feature is now officially ready for use in live settings.

The latest update to Serato DJ Lite and Pro 3.0 brings official support for the revolutionary Stems format, which allows DJs to create four different audio stems in real-time, and control those stems independently while maintaining the most supreme audio quality in the game.

Over 50,000 DJs from across the globe joined the beta testing period, contributing to over 1 million sessions to date and making it the most popular beta in Serato history. Now with the official release, DJs will be able to take their sets to the next level, creating their own unique sound with on-the-fly edits and smooth transitions that are made possible with Stems.

To celebrate this official release, world-renowned DJ and producer Skratch Bastid has crafted a new routine that showcases some of the possibilities for DJs with the new Stems format. The routine features songs from Fool’s Gold Records’ catalogue including tracks by The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak and Dave1 of Chromeo); Boston-based producer Durkin; and Saturday Love, a collaboration between DJ/producer Kon and vocalist Fiorious.

“Given the opportunity to be the first DJ to showcase these new features to the public, I wanted to use its powerful tools in a way that was easy to understand for everyone—from the DJ just starting out, to the experienced DJ, to the casual listener,” Skratch Bastid says of the routine.

“Serato Stems gives DJs more tools to help find the perfect mix. It opens up parts of the track that were previously inaccessible to a DJ’s live creativity. There is one juggle in this routine that is broken down in a way that I could never do live previous to these software features being available.”

In addition to the release of Stems, Serato is also announcing forthcoming support for the Rane FOUR, the first controller of its kind with dedicated stems controls. Lastly, the release of Serato DJ Pro and Lite 3.0 brings official support for macOS 13 Ventura.

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