Serato brings Stem Separation to its Sample 2.0 Plugin

Serato brings Stem Separation to its Sample 2.0 plugin: an instant remixing tool for your DAW.

Serato has released Sample 2.0, a major update to the sampling plugin that adds stem-separation technology that enables you quickly ‘unmix’ source audio into stems, letting you use and arrange samples in new ways. The stem-splitting technology has also found its way into the company’s Studio DAW and DJ products.

Released in 2017, Serato Sample was always designed to be fast and fun. Serato Sample also incorporates features from the company’s Pitch ‘n Time technology, allowing producers to time stretch and change keys, while maintaining “best-in-class sound quality”.

The company says that Sample 2.0 is the first VST plugin to combine sampling and stem-separation features. Stems can split audio into four distinct tracks – vocals, melody, bass and drums. This makes it easy to integrate samples, acapellas and instrumentals into tracks through real-time audio source separation.

“Innovation is at the centre of the Serato universe – not only in how we work, but how our community creates.” said Serato Chief Strategy Officer, Nick Maclaren. “Sample 2.0 brings stem separation to everyone’s fingertips, blowing the lid off what’s possible in the sampling space. We’re excited to launch this update, but mostly to see what producers will create with it.”


  • Real-time stem separation
  • Key detection
  • Key shifting
  • BPM sync
  • Unrivalled time stretching
  • ‘Find Samples’ in a click
  • Manual cue placing & triggering
  • Per pad parameters
  • Channel output routing
  • Chromatic Keyboard Mode
  • Mono & Poly voicing
  • Dynamic Beatgrids

Sample 2.0 is available now for a one-off price of $149, or you can get it on subscription for $10 a month. It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU formats, and there’s also a free trial version that you can download from the Serato website.



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