Serato Launches Sample 2.0 with Stems Separation Technology

Serato Sample stem separation technology
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Audio software company Serato has introduced Sample 2.0, a new update to its sampling plugin. The plugin now includes stem-separation technology.

The plugin uses Serato’s machine-learning algorithm to quickly separate, isolate, and manipulate source audio into four stems without compromising sound quality. Using Sample 2.0, producers can utilize Serato’s high-quality sampling and stem-splitting features while maintaining their workflow with their existing digital audioworkstation (DAW).

“Every time I sit down with Serato Sample, I’m blown away by how fast I’m getting fresh ideas out. And let me tell you, the audio separation on this is crazy clean,” says producer Jake One.

“Sampling used to be just chopping & stretching songs,” adds producer !llmind. “Now I get instant access to audio stems in my DAW. Completely changes the game.”

Sample 2.0 is the first VST plugin to combine powerful sampling and stem-separation features into one easy-to-use product. With the push of a button, Stems has the ability to split audio into four distinct tracks for vocals, melody, bass, or drums. Sample 2.0 enables producers to integrate samples, acapellas, and instrumentals into their tracks seamlessly through real-time audio source separation.

“Innovation is at the center of the Serato universe—not only in how we work, but how our community creates,” adds 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.”

Serato Sample also incorporates features from the company’s legendary Pitch ‘n Time technology, allowing producers to time stretch and change keys while delivering best-in-class sound quality.

Serato Sample was first introduced in 2017 and since then, the powerful sampling tool with beat and key syncing technology has become a staple for some of the most prolific producers in the industry, including Metro Boomin, Timbaland, Disclosure, and many more.