January 2021 | Jamplified Records

January 2021

What Are Beat Stems/Trackouts and Why Should You Use Them?


You’ve probably seen the terms “trackouts”, “tracked out files”, or “track stems” used on beat stores when you’re shopping for beats. If you’re confused about what the heck they’re talking about, keep reading as we explain what they are and why you should care.

Trackouts or stems are the individual audio files for each instrument which means that they’re SINGLE instrument tracks. For example, the independent audio files for the Kick, Snare, Guitar or Piano. The instruments are separated and placed on their own file. Okay, so what’s it for?