With the release of Serato DJ Pro 3.0 comes the all-new Stems feature!


Powered by a one-of-a-kind machine-learning algorithm, Serato Stems provides unrivaled sound quality and performance. DJs can now create acapella or instrumentals at the click of a button, isolating or removing parts to create smooth transitions.


The following Denon DJ hardware will feature the ability to replace an existing pad mode with Stems.

  • MCX8000
  • Prime 4
  • SC Live 2*
  • SC Live 4*

*Requires Serato DJ Pro beta 3.0.0.668 or higher.


Replacing an existing Pad Mode With Stems

Serato DJ Pro: When connected to hardware that supports this feature, go to DJ Preferences tab on the Setup Screen and tick the "Replace Pad Mode with Stems" checkbox. From the drop-down below the "Replace Pad Mode with Stems" checkbox, select the Pad Mode you wish to replace with Stems. The pad mode chosen will now be Stems Pad Mode.

Serato DJ Lite: When connected to hardware that supports this feature, go to DJ Preferences tab on the Setup Screen and select "Replace Sampler with Stems"

Once a pad mode has been replaced with Stems Pad Mode, the pads and parameter buttons
will control the following Stems features:


Serato DJ Pro & Lite:

  • Pad 1 = Vocal Stem off/on.
  • Pad 2 = Melody Stem off/on.
  • Pad 3 = Bass Stem off/on.
  • Pad 4 = Drums Stem off/on.
  • Left parameter button = Acapella on/off.
  • Right parameter button = Instrumental on/off.
  • Shift + left parameter button = Select 1/2 beat value for Stems Echo Pad FX.
  • Shift + right parameter button = Select 1 beat value for Stems Echo Pad FX.


Serato DJ Pro Only:

  • Pad 5 = Vocal Echo.
  • Pad 6 = Instrumental Echo.
  • Pad 7 = Instrumental Breaker.
  • Pad 8 = Drums Echo.

What are the recommended specs my computer should have for using Stems?

Recommended tier: (Using Serato DJs default settings)


PC

Processor: 6th generation dual-core Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 3000 series
AVX required
Memory: 8GB or higher
Storage: 15GBs or more of spare local disk space (SSD)
Video memory: Dedicated 512MB - (1GB or higher suggested for Serato Video)
OS: Windows 10, 11


Mac

Year: 2017 or later
Processor: Dual Core Intel i5 Macbook Pro or Apple Silicon (M1)
Memory: 8GB or higher
Storage: 15GBs or more of spare local disk space (SSD)
Video memory: N/A
OS: macOS 10.15, 11 or 12

Power User tier: (Using high-performance settings)


PC

Processor: 8th generation i9 or AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series
AVX required
Memory: 16GB or higher
Storage: 15GBs or more of SSD spare local disk space
Video memory: Dedicated, 2GB or higher
OS: Windows 10, 11


Mac

Year: 2018 or later
Processor: Intel i9 or Apple Silicon (M1)
Memory: 16GB or higher
Storage: 15GBs or more of SSD spare local disk space
Video memory: 14-core GPU or higher
OS: macOS 10.15, 11 or 12

Note: The Serato Stems feature is still usable if your computer specs don't meet these requirements, try using prepared stems or increasing your buffer size.